Thanks to everyone who made the 7th Annual Lemon Run the biggest Run yet!
It was a record-breaking Lemon Run! More than 3,250 participants – the most ever - enjoyed a cool, crisp morning run or stroll through Fairmount Park on November 8 to fight childhood cancer. A special thanks to all the teams who honored heroes and fundraised. The childhood cancer hero families, participants and teams – in many cases wearing costumes! – gave the day a special, inspiring spirit.
In a Lemon Run record, we raised $370,000 for childhood cancer research and counting! The top fundraising teams were PwC – Team Asher, Fight Like Hail, and Austin’s Avengers. Other top fundraising teams are Izzy’s Infantry, Clarence J. Venne, Team Harry, Team Dave-O, Caroline’s Stars, Team Super Power and Action Jaxson.
Among the morning’s highlights were a kids’ 100 meter dash and a hero run. At the awards ceremony following the races, Fred Theobald, leader of Team Dave-o, talked about his son David Theobald who passed away from neuroblastoma at the age of 8, 33 years ago. Fred and his family and friends have participated in the Lemon Run every year in Dave's memory. Liz and Jay Scott, Alex Scott’s parents, presented awards to the fastest race finishers in each category and recognized the top fundraising teams. Everyone who finished the race received a Lemon Run medal.
See the video from the event below!
The Lemon Run was made possible by our presenting sponsor, Volvo, and all our sponsors, including Bluestone Communications, Inc., Hatzel and Buehler, Inc., Capital Wine and Spirits/Tito's Handmade Vodka and PwC.
Fundraisers with Recent Donations
|Fundraising Page Name||Location||Amount|
|Fight Like Hail||Philadelphia, PA||$21,315|
|KinderPharm LLC||Philadelphia, PA||$50|
|Izzy's Infantry||Philadelphia, PA||$9,052|
|Team Little Lucy Lemon Run 2015||Philadelphia, PA||$1,734|
|Caroline's Stars||Philadelphia, PA||$6,920|
|Team Harry 2015||Philadelphia, PA||$5,152|
|Helana's Dream||Philadelphia, PA||$250|
|Julia's Journey 2015||Philadelphia, PA||$3,160|
|Abigail's Avengers||Philadelphia, PA||$1,800|