Raises money for the University of Colorado Cancer Center
The Pajama Run, a charity run that raises money for cancers below the waist, is having its first ever Denver 5K race at Washington Park on Sunday, June 17, 2012. All runners are asked to raise at least $100 of online fundraising for the AMC Cancer Fund, a non-profit organization who raises funds for the University of Colorado Cancer Center, specifically funding a cancer research program focused on cancers below the waist.
“The CU Cancer Center provides such an unbelievable service to the Denver community,” says Todd Trevillian, Executive Director of The Pajama Run. “It is important for us at The Pajama Run that we help this great organization and support their mission.”
The family friendly 5k run/walk, scheduled on Father’s Day, is free for all children under 18 who are running with their father. Race packets can be pickup on Saturday, June 16 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Runners Roost Colorado Blvd store location or starting at 8 a.m. at Washington Park. The 5K race begins promptly at 9 a.m., and the after-run party with music, food and awards for best pajamas will start immediately at the conclusion of the race.
“Many cancers below the waist such as ovarian and colorectal have been named cancer’s silent killers because symptoms are often vague and are common among other conditions,” said Nancy Stewart, VP of Community Relations for AMC Cancer Fund. “The AMC Cancer Fund is dedicated to supporting the fight against these cancers by helping to create awareness and funds for the CU Cancer Center. We are thankful for support from The Pajama Run which will help us accomplish these goals.”
For more information about the event and how to register for the run please visit www.pajamarun.org.