What will you be doing next 10 minutes? Will you check your inbox or return a telephone call?
During the same 10 minutes, someone in the United States will die from a blood cancer, such as leukemia, Hodgkin’s disease, lymphoma, or myeloma. That’s 66,000 deaths each year, and more distributing many of these victims will be under the age of 15 years old, since leukemia is the #1 disease killer of children.
Your participation in the inaugural Race To Anyplace presented by Brandywine Realty Trust scheduled for Saturday, February 23rd at The Cira Centre (2929 Arch Street) in Center City Philadelphia can be the first step! Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m. and the race will start promptly at 9:00 a.m.
An estimated 300 cyclists, with friends and family, will join in the excitement of the cheers, music, food, prizes, and a wide array of sponsor’s booths and tables. Teams and individuals will ride stationary bikes for heats of 15 minutes over a course of six hours. Prizes are offered for teams recording the highest mileage and for the highest fundraising. Participants can fundraise through online donations or through sponsorships from local businesses.
All proceeds from the event will benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society® (LLS) of Eastern Pennsylvania. As the largest voluntary health organization in the world, the LLS’s mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease, and myeloma, and to improve the quality of life for patients and their families. LLS provides funding for various programs to support research and local patient aid.
For more information or to form a Race To Any Place team, please contact the Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter at (610) 238-0360 or visit their website at http://epa.rta.llsevent.org.