2nd Annual Santa Claus for a Cause

newsTo help children with cancer and to make those tough days better, we are organizing our 2nd Annual Santa Claus for a Cause 5K run/walk to raise money and collect toys for our Christmas Gift Giveaway event on December 20th.

The 5K will take place on Saturday, December 7th 2013 from 9 a.m. till 12 p.m., at Florida Gulf Coast University, at the Student Plaza; 10501 FGCU Blvd S., Fort Myers, FL 33965.

Cancer is the leading cause of death among children under the age of 15. About 10,700 children are diagnosed with cancer in the United States every year. Fortunately, the survival rate has increased to 80% in the past decade, however, there are still many children who lose the fight against cancer. Just in Florida, 750 children are diagnosed with this deadly disease each year.

We are a 501(c)(3) registered non-profit organization in Fort Myers, FL. (Tax I.D.: 271463144) Our mission is to support children with cancer and their families in various ways in order to make those hard times easier. One of these ways is to organize special events that help children forget about the hospital and the treatments and experience fun and joy instead.
In May 2013 we took eight families, who have been touched by childhood cancer, to Discovery Cove in Orlando to swim with dolphins. The experience has become a lifelong memory for all the little patients and their families. From the raised money we again would like to organize an unforgettable, life changing experience for them.

The admission fee for the 5K is $15 for children under 18 as well as for FGCU students with valid student I.D. and $20 for adults. Santa Claus hats and T-shirts will be given out for free to create unity. Hundred percent of the admission fee is going towards the Children Cancer Foundation, Inc. Last year we had over a 100 runners, but this year we are expecting to at least double this number. Those who are interested in participating will have the opportunity to register in person at different locations or online at Race Roster.com starting on October 1st

Any support is appreciated whether product, food, or cash donations would make the event more successful. In exchange for your sponsorship your company logo will be all of our promotional materials (T-shirts, fliers, banners, etc) as well as we offer tabling opportunities for all of our sponsors at the event. We would love to recognize you for your support.

Please take a moment to consider acting as a community sponsor to be part of a wonderful mission.
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

We deeply appreciate the generosity of companies who have already confirmed their sponsorship!
Thank You, Around the Clock Fitness, FGCU Health Fitness & Bodybuilding Club, CrossFit Lawless , El Gaucho Inca Restaurant, Lee Roy Selmons