Genre's Kids with Cancer Fund via Crowdrise
August 24, 2012
Genre (like Henry with a “G”) was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia on Memorial Day, 2009. He was 8 yrs. old. Since that day, so much generosity and love has been shown to this family not only by friends and relatives but by complete strangers as well. It is the hope of the Baker family to give back by assisting families battling childhood cancer.
Join Team Genre's Kids and help us raise more money than ever before. We are grateful to be an Official Charity of the 2013 Dick's Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon!
Click the big DONATE button or go one step further and JOIN OUR TEAM by clicking the CHARITY REGISTRATION button. You’ll get your own fundraising page to share with all your amazing family and friends. Commit to raising money, and we pay your entry fee for one of the marathon weekend race events.
$50 for Kids Marathon participants
$150 for 5K Run participants
$750 per Relay team (Just $150 per team member)
$350 for Half Marathon participants
$500 for Marathon participants
Joining as a family? Ask us about discounted family fundraising goals!
We will register and pay your entry fee when you reach 50% of your fundraising goal. The sooner you reach your goal, the quicker you will be registered for your event. The marathon events sell out fast. Registration deadline is March 31, 2013.
We ask that your full fundraising commitment be turned in by Saturday May 4, 2013. If you need more time, we'll work with you - We want you to be successful and will help you achieve your goals.
Benefits and Incentives
We will help you reach your fundraising and running goals!
- Incentives and prizes. Top individual fundraiser wins a one night stay at the Wyndham Grand Downtown Pittsburgh for May 4th.
- Each individual fundraiser who raises at least $1000 wins a VIP Runner Package.
- Technical running shirt
- Tent in charity village after the race with free food and drinks
- Free entry into our 5K Race: September 14, 2013
How will your money help?
$15 will pay for an iTunes gift card, so kids can download an app or song, to entertain them when they are in the hospital for days.
$20 will purchase a video game, providing hours of distraction for a kid in the hospital receiving chemotherapy or lengthy treatments.
$50 will buy a gas gift card, for oncology families who travel long distances, so their child can get medical care at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.
$50 will pay for all of the items to complete a "Go Bag" we give to every oncology family when their child is admitted, and they hear the words "your child has cancer".
$129 will pay for a handheld gaming system or music player, we give to every child newly diagnosed with cancer at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, if they don't already own one. These are priceless to the children during long treatments or when they are hospitalized for weeks at a time.
Any amount will support our financial assistance program. We pay utility bills, mortgage payments, lodging, and other expenses so that families can stay by their child's side. . We are raising money to help pediatric oncology families in need.
"What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make." ~ Jane Goodall
Together we will help families living through childhood cancer.
If you have already registered for a race event online, you can still JOIN OUR TEAM. We need your help!
Thank you all for your support!
Click here to visit our official website.
Click here to visit our charity profile page on CrowdRise.