Supporting running in the metro Richmond area
Time: June 19, 2016 from 8am to 10am
Location: Fredericksburg VA near the Mary Washington Healthcare Regional Cancer Center
Street: 1301 Sam Perry Blvd
City/Town: Fredericksburg, VA
Website or Map: http://www.battlingcancerrace…
Event Type: 5k, road, race, and, kids', fun, run
Organized By: Kyle Pfohl
Latest Activity: Apr 11, 2016
Proceeds benefit the Mary Washington Healthcare Regional Cancer Center and support local cancer patient care in the Fredericksburg area.
In 2012 at the age of 17, Kyle Pfohl wanted to do something to raise money for cancer patients in his hometown of Fredericksburg, Virginia. He met with Dr. Charles Maurer of Hematology-Oncology Associates of Fredericksburg and was made aware that there was a need for money to stay locally to help cancer patients. Kyle, an avid runner, decided that creating a road race would help raise money for local cancer patients who might not be able to afford treatments or medications. Kyle started this race also in honor of his mother, Annette Pfohl, a seven-time breast cancer survivor since 2005. The inaugural Battling Cancer 5k Run/Walk began in 2012 on Father's Day and continues to occur annually with great success.
Through partnership with Mary Washington Hospital Foundation the idea became a reality in 2012. Mary Washington Hospital Foundation, a non-profit organization, oversees the funds raised by the race. All of the money raised stays local to the Fredericksburg area and benefits the Mary Washington Healthcare Regional Cancer Center.
VA Runner, through Nate Brooks, provides packet pickup location at their store in Fredericksburg and gift certificates/prizes for the age group winners. Vic Culp of Race Timing Unlimited provides us with online registration, chip timing and USATF Certified course. With the help of Mary Washington Healthcare, the race finally became complete.
Because of Kyle's idea, currently $65,470 has been raised for the Mary Washington Healthcare Regional Cancer Center and all of the cancer patients in the local area of Fredericksburg.