Thank you to all who came in support of those whose lives have been affected by colorectal cancer. Thank you to the volunteers who gave their time and energy. Ten years ago I made a promise to Peggy that I would help get the word out about colorectal cancer. So thank you to all for helping me to keep that promise. The race would not happen without the help from others. Thank you to all the participants who came out to both give and find support. The race to beat colorectal cancer continues with Race For Hope.
Please check below to see if you may have been a winner in your age group today. If you were unable to stay to pick up your medal they will be available for pick up at The Columbus Running Company in Dublin beginning Tuesday Oct. 15, 2013
Peggy Bock Memorial Race For Hope
The tenth Race For Hope 5K run/walk will be Sunday, October 13th, 2013. The race has been about raising awareness and bringing hope and support to those that are fighting colorectal cancer since the first race was run April 25, 2004. For the past two years, the Leveque Tower in downtown Columbus has been lit blue during the month of March to bring attention to this awful but preventable cancer. Part of the proceeds from Race For Hope go to make that happen. Proceeds also benefit colorectal cancer programs throughout Central Ohio.
Thanks to all of the companies, volunteers and participants that have supported Race For Hope the last 10 years. Race For Hope would not happen without you. We hope you can help again this year with your support through volunteering, sponsoring, running, walking and by donating gift certificates for the silent auction this year. You will be in good company with support from The Refectory, Velvet Ice Cream, SportsOhio, Bravo, Sawmill Lanes, Cosi and many more. Your support of the event combined with the others will bring hope to others fighting this terrible disease.
As a brief history Race For Hope is a 5k run/walk and 1 mile walk that was started to bring hope to my friend that was battling colorectal cancer. Sadly she died 3 weeks before the first race in 2004 leaving behind 4 young boys, many friends and family. One of her requests was to get the word out that colorectal cancer affects thousands of people young and old every year. Her request to help get the word out about colorectal cancer continues with Race For Hope.
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