EVENT DATE: Oct 21, 2017
Amelia Island, FL
On October 21, ZOOMA Women’s Race Series and The DONNA Foundation will race together to finish breast cancer at the ZOOMA Florida Half Marathon in Amelia Island, FL. For the first time, The DONNA Foundation will serve as the Official Charity partner of ZOOMA Florida Half Marathon, 12K + 5K.
ZOOMA Florida is a race weekend designed by women, for women. The event features a course beginning in downtown Fernandina Beach and finishing with an unbelievable oceanfront post-race party at the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island. Motivation and support abound throughout the weekend with a course tour, Expo, and even Sunrise Yoga Sunday. All participants will receive a finishers medal and a premium swag bag. Though the event is geared towards women, both men and women are welcome to run!
The DONNA Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing financial assistance and support to individuals living with breast cancer and funding ground breaking breast cancer research. To date, The DONNA Foundation has served more than 10,000 families by providing over $5 million dollars in economic assistance and emotional support to individuals living with breast cancer. Additionally, they have helped develop and maintain the Mayo Clinic Breast Cancer Translational Genomics Program.
The two organizations have created a dynamic partnership during October and Breast Cancer Awareness Month that will bring continued visibility to finding a cure for breast cancer. Sarah Ratzlaff, Director of Events for Zooma Florida says, “We love the mission of The DONNA Foundation and the resources that they provide to women living with breast cancer. The DONNA Foundation supports women throughout their breast cancer journey with the little things that may get forgotten about - like getting to and from chemotherapy treatments or even paying bills.”
This partnership marks the first time that The DONNA Foundation, which also puts on the incredibly popular DONNA Marathon Weekend, has partnered with another women’s race series. The hope is that the two organizations will increase funding and awareness for the work of The DONNA Foundation, fueling programs that move families from a place of fear to a place of love.
“Women are a force when they unite for a good cause,” said DONNA Foundation President Donna Deegan. “We’re grateful for the opportunity to reach more women through this beautiful run and to continue to share the vision of The DONNA Foundation with anyone who might need our assistance.”
Runners and volunteers alike can feel great about participating in the ZOOMA Florida race knowing a portion of registration fees will go towards The DONNA Foundation. Runners will also be encouraged to fundraise on behalf of The DONNA Foundation.