The John Cunningham Miles for Meso 5K Run/Walk


Sunday, September 30, 2018

 Race starts at 9:00am.

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New Galena Road - Sailors Point

Doylestown, Pennsylvania 18901

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John Cunningham, a loving husband and father, multisport athlete and former Director of Laboratory Research at Merck and Co., Inc., was diagnosed with mesothelioma in March 2015 and passed away on March 17, 2016. Mesothelioma is a rare and aggressive form of cancer caused by asbestos exposure and can take up to 20+ years for symptoms to appear. Because John was otherwise healthy and had no idea where he could have been exposed to asbestos, he an his wife were in complete disbelief of his diagnosis until seeking a second opinion at Penn Medicine. This year's event will mark the second 5K Run/Walk in memory of John Cunningham to benefit mesothelioma research to find a cure for this aggressive and fatal disease. Your registration and/or sponsorship will directly benefit Penn Medicine's Mesothelioma Translational Center of Excellence (TCE) at the Abramson Cancer Center. If you are not able to participate in this event and would still like to donate to mesothelioma research at Penn Medicine, you can do so by entering the donation tab on this web site. John received his treatment at Penn Medicine's Abramson Cancer Center where he agreed to participate in a clinical study to determine the effectiveness of immunotherapy for pleural mesothelioma. He not only wanted a chance to fight this fatal disease, but being the person he was, he eagerly accepted the opportunity to help others who would, unfortunately, be diagnosed with the same dreadful disease. Even to the end, he lived out his life's motto: "I'm here to serve." John's hope would be to team with others in continuing his fight... a fight that he had no intention on quitting! Walkers as well as runners are encouraged to join us to celebrate John's life and legacy, to raise an awareness of asbestos exposure and to contribute to Penn Medicine's mesothelioma research fund. Thank you to all those who contributed and participated in last year's first annual event. It was a success because of YOU! Looking forward to seeing all of you again and many others on September 30th and THANK YOU for your generous participation and donations this year towards mesothelioma research at Penn Medicine! Your contribution is helping! Date: Sunday, September 30, 2018 - RAIN OR SHINE Location: Peace Valley Park - Sailors Point (Indoor/Clean Restrooms) Schedule: 9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. - Packet and T-Shirt Pickup (packet and t-shirt pickup are only available on race day) 10:00 a.m. - 5K and One Mile Fun Run - Awards to be announced immediately following the race. 11:00 a.m. - Post-race Picnic! Registration: $25.00 thru August 31st Late Registration: $30 from September 1st thru September 28th Free registration for children under 12 years of age. There will be no race-day registrations. 5K will be chip timed and gift cards will be awarded to the top three male and female runners! (1st: $100, 2nd: $50, 3rd: $25) Each runner/walker will be given a commemorative award upon crossing the finish line! T-Shirts: Everyone who registers will receive a long-sleeve moisture-wicking t-shirt! This year, we are offering both male and female shirt selections! Sizes for t-shirts can only be guaranteed for those registered by August 31st. SPONSORS: If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, your business logo will be displayed on this web site and on the back of our t-shirts (levels listed below). Your sponsorship will directly benefit Penn Medicine's mesothelioma research program at the Abramson Cancer Center. THANK YOU! To guarantee your logo is printed on the t-shirts, you will need to forward your logo (via e-mail) prior to August 20th. $500 Gold Sponsorship Large Logo placed on top/back of shirts Six race day passes and t-shirts $250 Silver Sponsorship Medium Logo on back/middle of shirts Four race day passes and t-shirts $100 Bronze Sponsorship Small Logo printed on back of shirts Two race day passes and t-shirts