Monday, September 16, 2013

Time to "Sprint Four the Cure!"



By Guest Blogger Becky Montalvo, Executive Director, Oncology Research



Since 2001, cancer research at the Washington Cancer Institute at MedStar Washington Hospital Center has benefited from a wonderful partnership with The Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC through its annual Andrea Kauffman Sprint Four the Cure. This year, it’s being held on Saturday, September 21. Registration begins at 7 a.m. and runners and walkers begin at 8 and 8:10 a.m. respectively.



New this year for our more serious runners will be a chipped (individually timed) 5K along the Potomac Parkway.  There will still be plenty of folks who prefer to walk as well, so all are welcome.



To register, visit http://beta.active.com/washington-dc/running/33rd-annual-andrea-kauffman-sprint-four-the-cure-5k-2013. It’s $50 to register ahead of time; ($55 Walk-in Fee) and the run/walk includes breakfast tasting by Georgetown restaurants, t-shirt and a free raffle ticket to win one of 20 door prizes.



There are many wonderful stories of patients who enrolled to clinical trials conducted at Washington Cancer Institute that have been supported by the Four Seasons Hotel’s donations.  Their partnership has been a dynamic and enjoyable experience, but most importantly, has facilitated research that would otherwise not have been possible. 



Please consider joining us for this year’s event where 100% of the proceeds will benefit the research program at Washington Cancer Institute. Great food & camaraderie, and maybe you’ll even win a door prize.



See you there!

MHRI's Sprint Four the Cure team last year!

1 comment:

  1. Great day, great weather and a great cause! Thanks to everyone that came out this morning ... and yes, my son beat my time by 6 minutes but my wife, despite pushing me back as she sprinted the last 100 feet, was indeed 1 second behind my time! Nice try Nancy, maybe next year!

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