Thanks to everyone who supported The 2014 Lemon Run on November 9!
We raised more than $220,000 to help fund childhood cancer research (and counting as the fundraising contest remains open until Nov. 20)! More than 2,500 participants – a record for the Lemon Run - enjoyed a cool, crisp morning run or stroll through Fairmount Park on November 9 to raise awareness for childhood cancer and raise funds for cures. A special thanks to everyone who participated and whose team spirit and commitment to honoring our heroes helped to make the day meaningful, special and successful.
Among the day’s highlights were a number of inspiring hero families honoring their childhood cancer heroes, as well as a fun kids’ 100 meter dash held prior to the 5K. Liz and Jay Scott, Alex Scott’s parents, presented awards to the fastest race finishers in each category and recognized the top fundraising teams. Christy Sciulli, mom to 4 year old childhood cancer hero Giulianna and leader of team Giulianna the Brave, spoke firsthand about the importance of everyone’s support noting the fear, anger and sadness she felt when her daughter was diagnosed with stage IV neuroblastoma at just 9 months old. But, Christy also talked about the powerful gift of hope that supporters have given to her family as allies in the fight to find cures so that kids like Giulianna will have the chance to grow up and live a long and happy life.
Thank you to all participants, virtual runners and sponsors for an inspiring day! Sign up to be notified when registration opens for next year’s Lemon Run!
Fundraisers with Recent Donations
|Fundraising Page Name||Location||Amount|
|Team Haas - 6th Annual Lemon Run||Summit Hill, PA||$1,225|
|Team Andrew||Philadelphia, PA||$1,390|
|Team Smiley Riley McComb 2014||Philadelphia, PA||$3,114|
|Isabella's Cheerleaders||Philadelphia, PA||$3,050|
|AIM4TRI Triathlon Team!||Philadelphia, PA||$240|
|Team "Gavin Strong" 5K||Philadelphia, PA||$3,230|
|Caroline's Stars||Philadelphia, PA||$8,742|
|Team Lemon Meringue||Philadelphia, PA||$200|
|Team Harry 2014||Philadelphia, PA||$5,119|
|Helana's Dream II||Philadelphia, PA||$590|