12th ANNUAL BRIDGE 2 BRIDGE DANVILLE

Complete your virtual race anytime between October 1-31, 2020.
Events

1 Mile Fun Run - Kids 10 and Under

$15 04/10 8:45AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT Registration ends May 10, 2021 at 8:30am EDT

5K Run

$35 04/10 - 10/31 9:30AM EDT - 12:00AM EDT Registration ends May 10, 2021 at 8:30am EDT

5K Walk

$35 04/10 - 10/31 9:30AM EDT - 12:00AM EDT Registration ends May 10, 2021 at 8:30am EDT

10K Run

$35 04/10 9:30AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT Registration ends May 10, 2021 at 8:30am EDT

20 Mile Bike Ride

$35 04/10 8:00AM EDT - 1:00PM EDT Registration ends May 10, 2021 at 8:00am EDT

40 Mile Bike Ride

$35 04/10 8:00AM EDT - 1:00PM EDT Registration ends May 10, 2021 at 8:00am EDT

60 Mile Bike Ride

$35 04/10 8:00AM EDT - 1:00PM EDT Registration ends May 10, 2021 at 8:00am EDT
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HELLO BRIDGE2BRIDGE WARRIORS!
First things first-we cannot thank you enough for participating in our virtual race which took place during
the month of October. We were disappointed that we were unable to gather in person in April but we are
so appreciative that so many of our loyal supporters pivoted with us and participated in the virtual race.
Moving forward and into the New Year, we will do everything in our power to host a safe, fun and in-
person event on April 10th, 2021 at the Community Market. However, If health and safety
restrictions prevent us from doing so, we will again offer a virtual race and your registration will
automatically transfer. We will be unable to provide refunds or deferrals.
We did have quite a few out-of-towners suggest that we continue to offer the virtual option as they
would like to participate in this manner moving forward, more info to follow soon on that option.

We will continue to update the website as we gather information and conditions unfold.

THANK YOU, THANK YOU,THANK YOU for your continued support of this event that benefits the efforts of the Danville-Pittsylvania Cancer Association.

Hoping and praying that we will be able to see your beautiful, smiling faces in person on Saturday, April 10th at the 12th Annual

Bridge2Bridge event! 

Stay Positive, stay Healthy and Cheers to a Happier 2021!

Your Bridge2Bridge Race Crew!

 

 

 
Virtual Race? It’s an event where you complete the race on your own time, anywhere you like. It can be on a trail, or a road, track, or even on a treadmill or stationary bike.  You will receive a printable race bib and a finisher’s certificate. No trophies will awarded this year, but those who would have received an award will receive a printable award certificate. Race results will be posted around November 2, 2020, after all results have been submitted.

 

 

 

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Karen's Story

I have always been a strong supporter of charities that help those afflicted with various diseases and disorders and those that seek a cure. After losing a number of friends and my beautiful sister Phyllis to cancer, I began making contributions to various cancer research groups and charities. I also decided to grow my hair longer and donate it to Locks of Love; the organization that provides hair pieces to financially disadvantaged children suffering from medical hair loss. It seemed like a way to give from the heart and I took comfort in knowing that I would be helping someone in a difficult situation. In 2009, I donated an 11-inch ponytail.

I also resolved to take care of myself and stay healthy and strong: bike riding, running, horseback riding, walking, reading, spending time with family. These seemed like good ways to enjoy life. Many of these activities I undertook with friends, none of us knowing what was ahead in my journey. In 2008, I was diagnosed with cancer and my own life’s course was changed forever. I was no longer on the sidelines witnessing the battle; I was on the battlefield.

A cancer patient spends a great deal of time in doctors’ offices' and labs and that was true for me. At each visit, I noticed and appreciated the care and love from our local oncologists and their staff. Without fail, they treated me as if I were the only patient ever to be diagnosed, as if I were the most important person in the world. Over time, I came to see that they treated every patient this way. The doctors, nurses, technicians, receptionists—they were incredibly wonderful people. In the chemo lab especially, as I sat for hours connected to intravenous therapy. I watched and listened and felt awed at the kindness of the staff—their words of wisdom, their compassion and their gentleness. They even inspired me to consider becoming an oncology nurse. So great was my desire to help people suffering with this illness and so remarkable were the men and women committed to healing me.

During my treatments, I met some of the finest people I have ever encountered, including other patients. We were a team; we were there for the same purpose – trying to stay alive and I noticed that some patients never had family or friends visit like I did. I listened as patients tried to figure out how they were going to return for their next doctor or chemo appointment or how they were going to pay for their medications or their utilities. It was obvious that some patients didn’t have insurance, jobs, transportation, family, or the energy to get through the next day. Even as cancer medicine dripped into my veins, I felt I had to count my blessings and giving thanks to God for sparing my life. I realized I needed to do something to help those less fortunate than myself.

Then, the light bulb came on while I was talking to a physician’s assistant at my doctor’s office. A 5K Run/Walk would be a great way to involve the community and raise money for the Danville Pittsylvania Cancer Association while simultaneously promoting good health habits for participants. What better way for our community to support the DPCA, which receives no funding from the American Cancer Society. 

The Danville Pittsylvania Cancer Association focuses on patient-aid by helping pay for cancer-related prescriptions, travel assistance, medical supplies and equipment, wigs, prosthesis and other special needs. We do provide some educational materials and still present educational programs. The DPCA also has a support group that is held at 223 Riverview Dr, Suite H Danville, VA for any who are interested.

Nearly everyone’s life has been affected by cancer, either personally or through a family member or friend. Until there is a cure, there is no escaping it. I have witnessed and felt firsthand the warmth and caring of the people of Danville and Pittsylvania County. I work at Karen’s Hallmark Shop in Danville Mall and over the years I have met some of my best friends there. Such loving and giving people: parents, family members, friends, neighbors, co-workers, and customers. I am truly blessed to live in this wonderful community of such solid, good-natured people. Southside Virginia is truly a place where people care about each other. We each have talents or gifts that we’ve been given and we must use them in positive ways. When we all join together like my friends and family have done, there is nothing we can’t accomplish. Join us in helping the DPCA.         

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