EVENT DATE: May 07, 2016
Are you ready for the 5th Annual Allyson Whitney 5K? Join us as we walk, run & have fun to Support Young Adults with Rare Cancers in scenic Kauneonga Lake, New York (an hour an half outside of NYC, near Bethel Woods Performing Arts Center).
Did you know that each year 70,000 young adults are diagnosed with cancer? And of these individuals, 50% will have a rare form of cancer which typically has NO set treatment protocol? Our young-adult cancer warriors are an underserved population and need our help.
The Allyson Whitney Foundation is 100% volunteer based and all proceeds fund our initiatives. Since inception in March 2102, we have:
- awarded $127,000 in 'life interrupted' grants™ to young adult patients battling cancer
- donated $50,000 to MD Anderson University of Texas Cancer Center
- created & distributed HOPE comfort bags to our local hospital oncology infusion suites, filled with comfort and healing products
The best way to help is to start your fundraising today! All you need to do is click that blue button above and start your own fundraiser. You can create a team or go at it solo, but most importantly...get creative and have fun with it!
Not sure how to ask your network for donations? Download our sample fundraising letter and customize it to fit your style.
Aside from feeling absolutely fabulous that you're helping someone in need, check out this year's fundraising incentives:
Raise $300: Receive an AWF Warrior tee
Raise $750: Receive an AWF roll-up blanket
Raise $1,200: Receive an AWF gym bag
Raise $2,000: Receive an AWF performance pullover
Raise $5,000: Receive an AWF fleece jacket
All incentives will be embellished with our AWF logo to wear/use proudly!
Need to sign up for the race? Registration is now CLOSED. Head to race day registration to sign up on Saturday, May 7th.
Looking to help on race-day? Register to become a volunteer TODAY! Register at: bit.ly/1Q8W8Ej. Have a question you need answered? Contact our fabulous Volunteer Director, Sheryl at firstname.lastname@example.org!