I am excited to announce that I will be running my first 5K Race this Saturday. On May 11, 2013, PNC Bank Miles for Moffitt will be taking place at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida. Miles for Moffitt consists of several races in which 100% of all donations and registration fees will benefit H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research. I personally volunteer with Moffitt cancer patients and have heard wonderful stories about Moffitt’s staff; I’m excited to help Moffitt with its goal of getting rid of cancer.
Besides the 5k, there is also a 5 mile, a 1 mile, and a run with the Tampa Bay Rays’ mascot Raymond (each child also receives a finisher medal). Raymond is not the only Ray participating in the race – Rays third baseman Evan Longoria created a team (Team Longo). And yes, being a huge Rays fan I had to join his team.
Longoria had this to say:
Moffitt Cancer Center supporters,
As many of you know, I am a fan of the work Moffitt Cancer Center does in the Tampa Bay community and want to support it in many ways.
I would be honored if you would join my Race Team and help me raise money for the life-saving research at Moffitt Cancer Center.
You can join my team and run in one of the races on race day, or support Moffitt as a Virtual Runner (and still get the t-shirt!).
To sweeten the deal, I’ve committed to the following incentives for those who sign up to be on my Race Team:
1) Each individual team member who raises $500 will be entered into a random drawing for baseball autographed by me
2) Each individual team member who raises $1,000 will be entered into a random drawing to watch the Rays batting practice and personally meet me prior to a mutually agreed upon Rays home game in the 2013 season
Please join my team to help save lives!
For more information of Miles for Moffitt, click here.
If you would like to donate to my team or leave a positive word of encouragement, click here.