Public is invited to run or walk in support of critically ill children in Southern Nevada and to raise cancer awareness
The Champions Run for Life & Ribbon Run A Danny Gans Memorial Event Hosted by Donny Osmond will be held Saturday, Oct. 16 at Town Square Las Vegas, to benefit the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation (NVCCF). This special event, hosted by legendary entertainer and international star Donny Osmond, will continue to honor the memory of Las Vegas entertainer Danny Gans, promote cancer awareness for all in our community and support children with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses and their families served by NVCCF who live in Southern Nevada.
This year’s event introduces its “Ribbon Run” theme and invites everyone to wear their ribbons of choice promoting cancer awareness for family, friends, and loved ones in our community who fight a daily against cancer. So, whether you wear a gold, purple, blue, or pink ribbon, runners, walkers, and teams are invited to participate and promote cancer awareness while supporting kids with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses at this special event. For more information about the upcoming charitable run, visit the Foundation’s Facebook and website.
Early Registration is open now and is $25 for adults ($30 after Wednesday, September 30) for adults and $17 ($22 after Wednesday, Sept. 30) for children ages 12 and under. All entries on race day will be $40. Teams of 10 or more are $17 per person. Participants may register by calling NVCCF at 702.735.8434, online at www.nvccf.org or on the day of the race from 6:30 a.m. to 7:25 a.m. at Town Square Las Vegas’ center park area. The one-mile fun run/walk will begin at 7:30 a.m., followed by the 5K, team, and wheelchair and stroller divisions at 8 a.m. The awards ceremony will follow the race at 9:15 a.m., followed by the Champions Run for Life at 9:30 a.m. Early registration and swag bag pick-up will be on Oct. 12, 13, 14, and 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation at 3711 E. Sunset Rd. Las Vegas, NV 89120.
The competitive 5K run will award the top male and female finishers with a $300 cash prize, the second-place male and female finishers will each receive $200 and the third-place male and female runners will receive $100 each. Medals will be awarded in all 5K divisions and to children from kindergarten to fifth in the Fun Run. All participants will each receive a race t-shirt and swag bag.
“This walk is a great event and one that I am very proud to be involved, for 12years now, as we honor my friend Danny, a great supporter of the local community, and promote cancer awareness for all as we recognize the courageous children battling cancer and life-threatening illnesses each day,” said Donny Osmond. “This is a great way for us to come together to provide funding for children suffering from cancer, HIV/AIDS, sickle cell, renal, blood and immunologic diseases. In the years that I have been involved, I have seen so many families greatly affected by these illnesses, and I know the great work NVCCF does to help in their struggle.”
NVCCF’s Champions Run for Life following the 5K celebrates children ages two through 18 with life-threatening illnesses. These special participants will be applauded and cheered as they run, walk, or wheel themselves around a specially designed course and will receive a medal for bravery in their battle against disease. The community is invited, at no cost, to cheer on and support these courageous children.
Sponsors for the event include Town Square Las Vegas, Battle Born Injury Lawyers, the law firm of Marquis Aurbach Coffing, PENTA Building Group Inc., Southwest Specialty Contractors, Subaru of Las Vegas, Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center, Take 5 to Care, Quillin Advertising, Public Relations & Social Media, and FOX5 News Local Las Vegas.
Town Square Las Vegas is located at 6605 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV, 89119. For additional information about NVCCF and to register for the race, please visit www.nvccf.org or please call 702.735.8434 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow NVCCF on Facebook and Twitter and Instagram at @nvccf.