Jodi Ruehling wrote -
Our family lives in a "Rare" world because of rare diseases. Join us for a fun & friendly 5K walk/run/skip to raise awareness for the Rare Disease Community!
Our 5K will be held on March 19th at 9am. (location details TBD). However, since this is a 'virtual' 5K, you can join us from anywhere! Or you can always donate to our team if a 5K isn't your thing. Every bit helps raise awareness so other families don't have to feel so "rare!"
Join us for the 2nd Annual Virtual Denim Dash!
The virtual Dash will be held on Saturday, March 19 through Sunday, March 27, 2016 and the Southern California Local Dash will take place on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at the Global Genes headquarters in Aliso Viejo.
DENIM DASH 2016 NET PROCEEDS:
Net proceeds from both the Virtual Denim Dash 5k, and the Local Dash will go directly back to the Rare Disease Community through Global Genes' RARE Patient Impact Grant. That's what makes this Dash so different from others, the funds you raise through the Denim Dash go directly into a program that positively impacts the rare community!
Supporters from all over the world will run/walk/swim/bike or roll 3.1 miles to support the RARE Community. The DENIM Dash 5k for Rare Disease is virtual, so you have the flexibility to participate wherever, whenever is most convenient for you as long as you Dash anytime between March 19th-27th!
Once you register, you will receive a dash packet. Included in the packet will be:
· Dash T-Shirt (must register by 3/2/15 to receive t-shirt)
· Dash Bib & Safety Pins
· Medal (to the first 1,000 who register)
· Blue Denim Genes Ribbon to wear on your shirt
HOW TO REGISTER:
Register as an individual, create or join a team, or simply fundraise. It’s up to you!
Individual: You can register as an individual and let your friends and family know and they can donate to your fundraising page.
Team: Join an existing team or create your own and invite your friends and family to join. Whats the best thing about a virtual dash? Uncle John can join your team even if he lives 3,000 miles away!
Simply Fundraise: Don’t want to dash, but you still want to participate? No problem! Simply create a fundraising page and get started!
TIPS AND IDEAS FOR YOUR VIRTUAL DASH:
Use different apps like Google Maps, Map My Run, Nike Running, etc., to determine a 3.1 mile route near you to bike, hike, row, paddle, swim or whatever you like! You can do this in a group, with a friend or by yourself. It’s up to you how will you DASH? You can share your 5k DASH with your friends, family, and other members of the Rare Disease Community through Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram by using #Dasher2016! Can’t DASH 3.1 miles in one day? No problem! You can take your time and complete the 5K during the week. All you have to do is register!
Please join us in this incredible opportunity to raise awareness for those you are dashing for, all while supporting the Rare Disease Community as a whole through raising funds for Global Genes' RARE Patient Impact Grant.
Be sure to share your experience by using #Dasher2016 on any social media platform!