This run IS personal. We run to fight against a ruthless opponent and line five kilometers with the names of those who combat cancer each day and for those that we’ve lost…participants’ parents, neighbors, friends, spouses and children. As we run by each name, we send strength for the battle ahead. No one fights alone.
The Team CMMD Foundation’s 3rd annual This Run’s Personal 5K Run and 1-Mile Walk will be held November 5th in Downingtown. The 2016 race will draw nearly 1,500 area runners and walkers united in the fight against cancer. Last year, thanks to the participants in this event and our generous sponsors, the Team CMMD Foundation was able to fund family assistance, scholarships, and community outreach programs for those affected by cancer..
This Run’s Personal 5K is one of Team CMMD’s biggest fundraising events. Proceeds from the race allow the Team CMMD Foundation to support over 100 families fighting cancer each year. Cancer patients often fall behind on bill payments while struggling to maintain income during their treatment. A local financial support recipient recently sent us a thank you note that read, “I have been out of work for the past six months and I have been borrowing money…when I saw your check in the mail I started to tear up.”
Other patients accrue transportation or lodging expenses throughout their care. Fundraising events such as the annual 5K have made it possible for the Team CMMD Foundation to pay mortgages, utility bills, fill gas tanks, and more. Another family wrote to us, “…so very appreciative of the kind gesture. What an awesome organization Team CMMD is. Thank you so much for providing some much needed sunshine.”
Assisting these families allows patients to focus on treatment. This support is made possible from our generous community, and we are so grateful. Make it personal – honor a cancer fighter in your life or simply support local patients. Thank you!