Four Seasons DC Sprint Four the Cure 5K to Benefit Cancer Research

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Four Seasons Hotel Washington, D.C. to Host Annual Run/Walk to Support MedStar Washington Hospital Center’s Cancer Institute

Seeing patients fight and win against this deadly disease makes me truly grateful to all the volunteers and runners who make our donations possible.

Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC will host the 35th annual Sprint Four the Cure 5K run/walk on Saturday, September 19 at Four Seasons in Georgetown. Proceeds from this annual event support cancer research at WashingtonCancer Institute at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

Sprint Four the Cure is a family-friendly event that includes a kids’ 100-yard dash, vendors, prizes, raffles, and a hot breakfast provided by Four Seasons Hotel for participants after the race. Partakers can register for the chipped run/walk as an individual or as a team to collectively raise funds for cancer. Last year’s event raised more than $50,000 for the cause.

More than 20 prizes will be awarded to first-place finishers in eight different age groups, including an extravagant two-night stay in an ocean-view room for two at Montage Laguna Beach (value $1,400) and a complimentary two-night stay with breakfast for two in Raya at Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel (value $1,500). Registrants are automatically entered into a raffle for a chance to win additional door prizes from D.C.’s finest restaurants, spas, and more. Sweet treats from Georgetown Cupcakes and other “Four Seasons touches” will await participants as well.

A number of sponsors, including STG International, NewsChannel8, Modern Luxury DC, WJLA/ABC7, 94.7 Fresh FM, Graphcom, RS&A and TTR Sotheby’s International Realty have already joined the cause. Sponsorship packages are still available and include plenty of benefits—logo on race T-shirts and website, participant entry, display table, and more.

“I am proud of Sprint Four the Cure’s longstanding partnership with the Washington Cancer Institute at MedStar Washington Hospital Center,” says David Bernand, general manager of Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC. “Seeing patients fight and win against this deadly disease makes me truly grateful to all the volunteers and runners who make our donations possible.”

Washington, D.C. has one of the highest cancer mortality rates in the country, and Washington Cancer Institute is the busiest cancer center in the nation’s capital, having admitted an average of 2,188 inpatients each year over the past three years. Distinguished for providing the capital region’s best cancer care, MedStar Washington Hospital Center’s Cancer Institute provides the most comprehensive diagnosis and treatment options for cancer available.

Dr. Sandra Swain, medical director of Washington Cancer Institute, notes that “contributions from this event, together with the proceeds generated by the Four Seasons’ annual June ‘Drive For the Cure’ golf tournament, continue to bolster the Washington Cancer Institute’s ability to conduct cancer research to make potentially groundbreaking new drugs available through clinical trials to our patients. We are sincerely grateful for the ongoing support provided by Four Seasons.”

For more information, to register for Sprint Four the Cure, or to become a generous sponsor, visit

About MedStar Washington Hospital Center
MedStar Washington Hospital Center is a 926-bed, major teaching and research hospital. It is the largest private, not-for-profit hospital in the nation's capital, among the 50 largest hospitals in the nation and a major referral center for the most complex tertiary services. It consistently ranks among the nation's top hospitals as recognized by U.S. News & World Report. The Hospital Center is a national leader in cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and endocrinology, emergency medicine, geriatrics, women's services, trauma and burn care, and neurosciences. It operates MedSTAR, one of the country's top shock-trauma and medevac programs, and also operates the region's only adult burn center.

About Four Seasons Hotel Washington, D.C.
Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC, is Washington's first and only Forbes Five-Star, AAA Five-Diamond hotel. With a preferred Pennsylvania Avenue address, the 222-room hotel situated in historic Georgetown has begun a two-part $13 million renovation in pursuit of perfecting the “Art of Sleep.” With attention to art, service and the luxury sleep experience the hotel will unveil its first set of redesigned contemporary-style guest rooms in the west wing on September 22, 2015. The hotel’s signature restaurant, BOURBON STEAK, by celebrated Chef Michael Mina, has been awarded numerous accolades along with Seasons “Power Breakfast” and award winning Sunday Brunch. For reservations or more information, please call 202-944-2055 or visit

About Graphcom, Inc.
Graphcom, Inc. is a full-service marketing and communications firm with more than 100 professional, energetic, and creative employees. Graphcom offers full-service capabilities to help with clients’ marketing campaigns from start to finish, or jump in at any phase with just the pieces they need. The firm specializes in healthcare marketing services for hospitals, health systems, and nonprofit, community-based health organizations. To learn more, visit or call 800-669-1664.

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