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11th Annual Race for the Ribbon (SSRS EVENT #9)
Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 7:30am
11th Annual Race for the Ribbon
In Memory of Nancy L. Hendershot
In Honor of Arden MacPhee
Dear Friends, Family, and Supporters,
This year marks ten years since my mom, Nancy, lost her battle with breast cancer. Since Race for the Ribbon started in 2008, the mission of our commemorative event has always been to raise awareness and support those afflicted with cancer. This is what my mom would have wanted. As we all know, cancer affects our communities and often hits us close to home. For this reason, a portion of the funds raised will be donated to our local chapter of the American Cancer Society and a larger percentage will be donated to a local family whose child is currently coping with cancer.
This year’s beneficiary is five year-old, Arden MacPhee. Arden is fighting cancer for the second time in her short life. When she was 14 months old, a tumor was found on her kidney. After removing the kidney and undergoing chemotherapy, her parents and doctors were hopeful that they had beaten it. Then, at a routine screening in January, doctors discovered another tumor on her other kidney. Arden’s parents still remain hopeful but more treatments and surgery are in their future.
This year’s 5K Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, July 14th, starting and finishing on the corner of Wilmington Avenue and the Boardwalk in Rehoboth Beach. As in the past, The Greene Turtle has generously offered to host our post-race party, which will include a breakfast buffet, music, awards, and silent auction. The race is part of the “Summer Racing Series” for the Seashore Striders. All participants will receive a race t-shirt listing all gold, silver, and bronze level sponsors on the back and platinum level sponsors on the front.
On behalf of the MacPhee family, the American Cancer Society, and the Race for the Ribbon fundraising team, I am writing to request your support in the form of a tax-deductible donation. Enclosed is a sponsor form providing you with the opportunity to sponsor the Race for the Ribbon. Descriptions of the sponsor levels and sponsor recognition are explained as well.
In addition to or in lieu of monetary donations, please consider donating an item to help with our silent auction, which will take place during the post-race party at The Greene Turtle. We are looking for gift certificates, weekend get-aways, concert or game tickets, gift baskets, sports memorabilia, apparel, etc. – anything goes in a silent auction! Feel free to share this information with friends, colleagues, and family members who may want to contribute.
If interested in donating to this very special event, please return the enclosed form and contribution by Wednesday, July 4, 2018.
I look forward to hearing from you and I thank you for your consideration.
Race for the Ribbon Organizer