Race for Research Crosses the Finish Line
Madison, Wisconsin - On Saturday, August 4, nearly 600 members of the UW Carbone Cancer Center community gathered to raise more than $67,000 at the 2012 Carbone's Race For Research.
Walkers and runners, along with UW Carbone Cancer Center staff, took to UW-Madison's scenic lakeshore path all for the cause of cancer research in Wisconsin.
While members of the UW-Madison Marching Band played "On Wisconsin" during the start of the race, 173 runners launched into the timed 5K run, with the winner finishing in just under 18 minutes. Meanwhile, others strolled along the 5K route, with some opting to choose the kid-friendly one-mile walk.
Runners and walkers were greeted upon their return by emcee Jay Wilson from WISC-TV 3, a raffle drawing that featured great prizes donated by local businesses, lots of snacks and music by local bluegrass band, The Stompin' Radishes.
"We're honored to be involved with this event for the second year in a row," says Nadia Alber of The Stompin' Radishes. "When each of us does a small part to help raise money for this cause, a lot of good can be done," she adds. "We can't wait to play again next year!"
UW Carbone Cancer Center staff wishes to thank the almost 50 volunteers who not only helped out on race day, but also had a hand in the planning process.
"Each person who gave so generously of their time had a hand in making Race For Research run smoothly," says event organizer Janie Winston of the UW Carbone Cancer Center. "It makes for a fun day for everyone when so many of our supporters step up to help."
Winston notes that with live music, great food, and family and friends, the Race For Research was sure to be a success.
"Seeing survivors and families joining with our staff and each other to fight cancer is such a great reward for putting on this event," she adds. "Raising $60,000 for cancer research is just the icing on the cake!"
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Date Published: 08/08/2012