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11th Annual Ready, Set, GO(LD) 5K Walk, 8K Run, and Kids' Fun Run
To benefit The Pediatric Cancer Foundation of the Lehigh Valley
Welcome to the 11th Annual Walk / Run to benefit the Pediatric Cancer Foundation of the Lehigh Valley on Saturday, April 18, 2020, at the Ironton Rail Trail in Coplay. For the last TEN years, this event has been a Lehigh Valley favorite of runners and walkers alike. Last year's event raised almost $70,000 to support our mission.
This is a fun and exciting event that brings the community together to help local families that are battling childhood cancer. It’s a remarkable day filled with love and friendship, and we are delighted that you are looking forward to participating…either for the first time or once again.
This year’s event will take place on April 18th, 2020, at the Ironton Rail Trail in Coplay and features an 8K run, a 5K walk, a raffle with fabulous prizes, music, food, entertainment, and a kids’ fun run and obstacle course for kids 12 and under.
Embrace the pediatric cancer journey with PCFLV and our families!
This year we have three team categories!
Corporate teams are for businesses and corporations that wish to support our mission by forming a team of employees.
School teams are for schools of any level (high schools, colleges, school districts, etc.) that wish to support our mission by forming a team of employees and/or students.
Family/Friends teams are for people who wish to support a mission by forming a team of members of their family or friends.
PCFLV's ability to help local pediatric cancer families during the most traumatic time of their lives is a result of our fundraising efforts. Please help us in this mission by fundraising as an individual or for your team. We encourage school teams, corporate teams, and family teams! Prizes will be awarded for:
* Highest Individual Fundraiser
*Top Corporate Fundraising Team
*Top School Fundraising Team
*Top Family/Friends Fundraising Team
*Most Spirited Overall Team
*Largest Overall Team
7-8am Registration/Packet Pick-Up/Fruit and Snacks Available
8:30am 8K Run
9am 5K Walk
10:30am Kids Fun Run and Obstacle Course
11am Awards Ceremony and Post-Race Lunch and Refreshments
(Early packet pick-up on Friday, April 17th from 10am-7pm at Coplay Park Pavilion)
Location: Ironton Rail Trail/Coplay Park Pavilion at Front and Keefer Streets in Coplay, PA
Each 5K Walk and 8K Run participant registered by 3/23/20 is guaranteed a t-shirt and goodie bag (people who register after that or in person on race day will be given one subject to availability); bibs are provided to runners; water stations are provided; free food; entertainment; prizes!
TEAM INFORMATION: If you are forming a team and set a password, you will need to give that password to each registrant to allow them to register for your team! Thanks!
TO VOLUNTEER: Please use this link to see volunteer opportunities and to register as a volunteer: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0e4fafaa29a0fe3-ready
DIRECTIONS TO THE IRONTON RAIL TRAIL AND COPLAY PAVILION: From the south (ie. Route 22) on MacArthur Rd./145, turn right at the light onto Lehigh Street (just past the U-Haul). Follow Lehigh St. to S. Front St. and turn left. (This is the corner with the Hokendauqua Football Field.) Follow S. Front St. through town. It turns into N. Front St. and then into S. 2nd St. and then N. 2nd St. The Coplay Pavilion will be on your right once you pass Keefer St. Parking is available on your left, across the street from the park/pavilion. From the north, turn left at the light on Lehigh St. and follow these directions. Copy and paste the following to see a map of the location: https://email@example.com,-75.4971441,17z/data=!4m8!4m7!1m0!1m5!1m1!1s0x89c43870b6298045:0x7df52ddf900b72e2!2m2!1d-75.4949533!2d40.6758486
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Pediatric Cancer Foundation of the Lehigh Valley Mission Statement
We embrace the pediatric cancer journey alongside children and their families, moving forward as a community with love, hope, and smiles. We will ...
Support at diagnosis
Encourage during treatment
Empower in survivorship
Comfort throughout bereavement
The Pediatric Cancer Foundation of the Lehigh Valley is a local 501c(3) non-profit foundation dedicated to helping children and families affected by pediatric cancer by providing free and unique programming and support during treatment, survivorship, and bereavement. We are focused on creating a loving and supportive cancer community for families whose lives have been forever changed by hearing the words, "Your child has cancer." We host events and activities to create free-of-charge opportunities for families to have fun and to find nurturing support within the pediatric cancer community. We have regular, ongoing programming like our Kids Konnect program and monthly Moms’ /Dads'/Parents' Nights Out, as well as much-loved annual events like Camp Smile. PCFLV makes monthly visits to the inpatient pediatric floor and the outpatient pediatric oncology clinic at Lehigh Valley Reilly Children's Hospital through our Chemo Circus and Caregiver Coffee programs, armed with an array of arts and crafts, gifts, entertainment, and food to distract children during their treatment and to create happiness and smiles. We have a bill-paying fund for families treated at LVRCH. And we are also always available to make specially-requested and personalized visits to children during inpatient stays, as well as home visits. We provide individual and specialized assistance based on the needs of our families as well, often in the form of grocery and gas gift cards to help defray the often-unrecognized costs of dealing with a pediatric cancer diagnosis. We provide housecleaning services for newly diagnosed families, a college scholarship fund for high school graduates, and much more! Our fundraising events support this mission.
Coplay Park and Pavilion/Saylor Park/Ironton Rail Trail (N. 2nd and Keefer Streets in Coplay, PA, behind the Giant)Open in External Application
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