Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Change of Plans!

For the past six years during the month of September (National Childhood Cancer Awareness month), we have organized the wonderfully successful Twilight Walk, an evening that families have come to know as a safe place for kids to play, eat food made with love, learn of great local businesses and support the need for a pediatric brain cancer cure.

Over the years we've had a ton of people ask us about a 5K. You guys gonna have one? A 5K would be a great fundraiser! Have you thought about a 5K? 

We are happy to announce, this year, we have generous volunteers who have stepped forward to chair such an event! The Kyrie Foundation 5K & Family Fun Walk will be Saturday, October 25. 10:00 a.m. Sedgwick County Park. YAY!!!!!!!!

We are thrilled to add this kind of event into the mix after so many requests! However, as you know, we are a teeny, tiny group of resources. With such a similar event happening within a month of our traditional Twilight Walk and taking place in the same market, we have decided to put our resources behind trying something new this year. It was a hard decision, but we are a group that likes to grow and are willing to try new things for the sake of raising more awareness/funds for these families.

What does this mean for you?
I still want to do the walk with my family! You can! We will still have a family walk in conjunction with the 5K.
Will I still get a t-shirt? Yes, 5K registration will include a tee. Details upon registration.
Can I fundraise like other 5Ks? Yes! You'll get instructions for that when you register.
When can I register? July1. Stay tuned for the link!
How can I help? We are in need of cash sponsorships and prize sponsors. AND ... we would love for all participants to use the month of September (Kyrie's birthday month) as a special time to fundraise through sending emails, social posts and any sort of offline fundraising. It'll be a great way to lead up to your event!