Saturday, May 2, 2015
Grace's Race (Timed 5K) - 5:30 pm
Faye's Get Your Glow On (5K) - 8:30 pm
Cherry Creek High School
9300 E Union Avenue
Greenwood Villiage, CO 80111
Runners, walkers, kiddos, and dogs.
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION (Through February 28th)
REGULAR REGISTRATION (Through Wed., April 29th)
DAY OF EVENT REGISTRATION
This year, The Morgan Adams Foundation and Grace’s Race are joining forces with Play Strong Cherry Creek to combine two incredible charity races to make a night of fun and excitement for the whole community! The combined races will be called “The Dam Cancer Run Series,” beginning with “Grace’s Race,” a timed 5K over the Dam Road at 5:30 PM, followed by the “Faye's 5K Get Your Glow On” at 8:30 PM, complete with all the glow sticks and glow gear! In-between the two races there will be a vendor village with live music, activities, sponsors, and food! All of the proceeds from both races will be used to fund critically needed research for children with cancer. Help us make a difference and register today!
In December of 2010, Grace began to complain that her right foot was going numb a few times a day. This was accompanied by a weakness and eventual inability to lift her ankle in a normal walking stride. She went to Children’s Hospital Colorado thinking she had pinched a nerve. Instead, doctors discovered that Grace had a malignant brain tumor in the motor cortex of her brain affecting her right foot. Treatment began with brain and spinal radiation in combination with chemotherapy each weekday for 30 days. Grace then endured two different chemotherapy treatments, weekly, over the next year. Thanks to Dr. Nick Foreman’s research funded by The Morgan Adams Foundation, treatment was successful and Grace is now a healthy teenager.
In 2013, Grace joined forces with The Morgan Adams Foundation to create Grace’s Race in order to raise money for children’s cancer research and help other kids beat their cancer too! To date, Grace’s Race has raised over $100,000 for Dr. Nick Foreman and his research at Children's Hospital Colorado.
Faye had played soccer since age 4; she was always very fit and fast, but in early September, for the first time ever, she was unable to keep up on the field. At about the same time she discovered a pain in her right clavicle. The pain came and went, and she assumed it was a soccer injury.
Fortunately, within the next week, Faye was scheduled for a regular exam with her pediatrician. The next evening, Faye's Dr. called with the shocking results that there were not only tumors in Faye's lymph nodes, but there was a very large mass in the middle of her chest, and she was to go immediately to the ER at Children's Hospital.
The mass in Faye's chest was so large she was hospitalized straight from the ER, put on a ventilator and, after further scans and biopsies were completed, it was confirmed: Hodgkin's Lymphoma, stage 2a. Faye was immediately started on high dose chemotherapy, followed by many rounds of high dose radiation. That spring and summer several miraculous events took place where friends of the family, doctors, and even a philanthropic pharmaceutical company stepped in. Together they saved Faye's life through a ground-breaking, trial study of an anti-body treatment called Brentuximab. Faye re-joined her peers in the classroom in the fall of 2013 as a freshman at CU. Today Faye is an Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology major at CU. She hopes to give back by pursuing a career in research and medical science.
Faye's 5K Get Your Glow On was created to rally the community around Faye and other kids battling cancer. This run continues to be a huge success by raising thousands of dollars every year for children’s cancer research, so get your glow gear ready and join us as we light the night!