Thursday, August 29, 2013

Banana's Splits Opening Day!

Hope everyone had a fabulous Labor Day! 

Just popping in to remind you that The Banana's Splits Virtual Race is going on the entire month of September. It's not too late to register! 

In case you're not familiar, a virtual race is a race you can run anywhere, whenever you want! It's a great way to get rewarded for a training run, or have extra motivation to start your running journey. You pick your distance, when you are going to run and where. Then once the month is over, you should have a shiny new medal to add to your collection. Added bonus? You're also helping find a cure for cancer. 

If you've already registered, remember you can share motivations, inspirations or pictures from your race on the event's facebook page! Speaking of, I just uploaded the race bib. Feel free to print it out, and post pictures from your race. We'd love to see!

The A team is hosting this virtual race to raise money for the leukemia & lymphoma society. Here are some fun facts about where the money goes:

$50 will register 1 person to be a bone marrow donor.
$75 will provide HLA (bone marrow) typing for a family member of a patient with leukemia.
$100 will pay for the cost of 4 patient’s chemotherapy drug prescription co-payments.
$300 will train 25 peer volunteers who can provide emotional support to newly diagnosed patients.
$500 will provide patient aid to a person with Leukemia or a related cancer for a year.
$1000 allows patients to meet with health care specialists to design and discuss their disease, treatment plan and prepare them with the info they will need during the treatment process. $2000 provides patients with a one month supply of Gleevec.

What are you doing for the holiday weekend?