Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation Announces 12th Annual Cinco de Mayo “Reaching for the Cure” Run/Walk to Fight Children’s Cancer

In the continued quest to cure children's cancer, PCRF will hold its 12th annual Run/Walk event in Irvine, CA on May 2, 2010. Teams can compete and raise money for this great cause and enjoy a fun, family fiesta to celebrate at the finish line.

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Reaching for the Cure in 2010

Most teams are gathered by people who have the mission close to their hearts – families, schools, and businesses affected by pediatric cancer.

Irvine, CA (PRWEB) November 12, 2009

The Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation (PCRF) announced the official opening of registration and fundraising efforts for the 2010 Cinco de Mayo Half Marathon and 10K Run, 5K Run/Walk, and 1K Kids Fun Run. The 2010 event will be held on May 2, 2010 from 7:00 - 11:30am at the Irvine Spectrum Center. Once again sponsors, walkers, and runners will join PCRF in helping fund research that will find a cure for pediatric cancer. This wonderful community event will have all of the fun that runners have come to know and love. In the Half Marathon, runners will travel through Irvine’s beautiful tree-lined running and biking trails, parks and lakes.

PCRF is offering special pricing now through April 15, 2010, with immediate major savings of off race day prices through December 31, 2009 (see website for details: http://www.cincodemayohalfmarathon.org)
Fundraising efforts are well underway as teams gear up to raise more funds than ever before. PCRF Executive Director Nancy Franks is excited to offer deep discounts for early registration, “The early discounts help us attract more people, form larger teams, and begin fundraising immediately. Most teams are gathered by people who have the mission close to their hearts – families, schools, and businesses affected by pediatric cancer. Word of mouth is the most effective way to form teams and raise significant amounts of money before the event. We are thrilled so many teams will be able to start the process long before they have in previous years.”

For additional information contact: Taite Bergin, 949.859.6312

The Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation (PCRF), a non-profit organization, was founded in 1982 to improve the care, quality of life and survival rate of children with malignant diseases. Since its inception, PCRF has raised over $22 million to fun cutting edge research that leads to medically sound treatment protocols for childhood cancers. PCRF is privately supported through donations from individuals, charitable foundations and businesses that recognize the urgent need to improve treatment and cure childhood cancers. All contributions to PCRF are tax deductible.

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