Survivors and Families Join in Race Against Childhood Cancer

Teams supporting Children's Cancer Research Fund have raised $1.5 million for lifesaving research and treatment.

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“Time to Fly is a beautiful gathering spot to empower people to come together in the fight against cancer,” said Nick Olsen, president of Winnesota Regional Transportation, presenting sponsor of Time to Fly.

Saint Paul, Minn. (PRWEB) June 16, 2014

Nearly 100 teams comprised of pediatric cancer survivors, their families, competitive runners and recreational walkers will join the race against childhood cancer at Time to Fly 2014, presented by Winnesota Regional Transportation, on Saturday, June 21. These teams of runners and walkers will wear special t-shirts, buttons or signs honoring those affected by cancer. All proceeds from the event benefit Children’s Cancer Research Fund. In total, more than $1.5 million has been raised at this event since its 2003 inception.

“Time to Fly is a beautiful gathering spot to empower people to come together, in the fight against cancer,” said Nick Olsen, president of Winnesota Regional Transportation. “We’re proud to be supporting our friends and community.”

Time to Fly offers a variety of events that appeal to every member of the family, including a 10K run, 5K run, Kids’ Fun Run, and the inspirational 5K Walk to Cure Children’s Cancer. In addition, Time to Fly will feature live entertainment from Radio Disney, activities, games, food and refreshments. Walk-up registrations are welcome!

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

6:30 a.m. Registration (ends 15 minutes before the start of each event)
7:30 a.m. 10K Run
8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Family fun activities, including Radio Disney-led entertainment
8:30 a.m. 5K Run
9:25 a.m. Kids’ Fun Run
9:40 a.m. 5K Walk to Cure Children’s Cancer
11:00 a.m. Fundraising awards

For more event information, visit http://www.childrenscancer.org/timetofly.

About Children’s Cancer Research Fund
Children’s Cancer Research Fund is dedicated to curing childhood cancer. The proceeds from events such as Time to Fly provide funding to the University of Minnesota Masonic Cancer Center, a leading pediatric cancer research facility, to continue its pioneering efforts in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure of childhood cancers. Many discoveries funded by Children’s Cancer Research Fund have revolutionized the way childhood cancer is treated worldwide. For more information about Children’s Cancer Research Fund, visit http://www.childrenscancer.org.


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