2019 Game Day Chase 5k Run/Family Walk on September 14 - Proceeds Benefit the Kelly Cares Foundation

2019 Game Day Chase 5k Run/Family Walk on September 14 - Proceeds Benefit the Kelly Cares Foundation

2019 Game Day Chase 5k Run/Family Walk on September 14 - Proceeds Benefit the Kelly Cares Foundation


The Kelly Cares Foundation and Harper Cancer Research Institute Continue to partner and raise funds for cancer research.

WHAT: The seventh annual Game Day Chase 5K Run and Family Walk kicks off on Saturday, September 14 at Eddy Street Commons in South Bend, IN. Presented by Harper Cancer Research Institute, the race is designed to get runners ready to cheer on their team with themed miles, football flair, and a special end zone section at the finish line. Proceeds from the race benefit the Kelly Cares Foundation.

WHEN:            Saturday, September 14, 2019

                        8:00 AM Race Start

                        8:05 AM Walk Start

WHERE:           Eddy Street Commons

                        N Eddy Street

                        South Bend, IN 46617

VISUALS:

-          1,000 runners and walkers running through our special end zone start/finish line at Eddy Street commons

-          Notre Dame Leprechaun and cheerleaders cheering on runners and walkers

-          Paqui Kelly and Dr. Sharon Stack kicking off the race

-          Paqui Kelly distributing awards and medals to runners

Interviews with Paqui Kelly, Co-Founder of the Kelly Cares Foundation, Lisa Klunder, Executive Director of the Kelly Cares Foundation, or Dr. Sharon Stack, Professor and Director of the Harper Cancer Research Institute, are available on-site at 7:30 a.m. Please contact Sara Iannone at sara.iannone@kellycaresfoundation.org for more information.

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2019 Game Day Chase 5k Run/Family Walk on September 14 - Proceeds Benefit the Kelly Cares Foundation


The Kelly Cares Foundation and Harper Cancer Research Institute Continue to partner and raise funds for cancer research.

South Bend, IN – September 12, 2019 – The Kelly Cares Foundation is announcing on-site registration for the 2019 Game Day Chase 5K Run/Family Walk on September 14, 2019. The race will allow football fans an opportunity to enjoy a fun, festive event in the morning before the home Notre Dame vs. New Mexico game that day. Proceeds from the Game Day Chase benefit the Kelly Cares Foundation, which allocates funding to organizations that align with its mission of strengthening communities and inspiring hope by investing resources into health and education. The mission is epitomized in the Harper Cancer Research Institute, the event’s presenting sponsor and long-time partner. The Kelly Cares Foundation continues its partnership with the Harper Cancer Research Institute, and its commitment to provide grant funding in support of their ongoing cancer research initiatives.

“Our partnership with the Harper Cancer Research Institute is so important to us at the Kelly Cares Foundation because it is researchers like those at Harper that hold the key to curing cancer,” said Paqui Kelly, co-founder of the Kelly Cares Foundation. “We are excited to continue our ongoing support of the Harper Cancer Research Institute by committing funding to support continued research in realm of Breast Cancer.”

The research conducted at Harper is key in investigating new, cutting-edge breast cancer detection methods which carry the potential to dramatically improve the most proven approach to decrease breast cancer mortality.

The Game Day Chase provides another opportunity for the Kelly Cares Foundation to bring the community and football fans together to help raise funds for cancer research, as well as other deserving initiatives - both locally and beyond. With over 1,000 race participants anticipated, runners will start and finish at Eddy Street Commons across from the Notre Dame campus.

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The Kelly Cares Foundations’ Game Day Chase 5k Run/Family Walk is open to members of the community of all fitness levels, encouraging everyone to come and participate in a healthy, fitness-oriented event that is anticipated to be fun for those of all ages. Details surrounding the Game Day Chase 5k Run/Family Walk include:

Friday, September 14:

·         11:00 -- 1:00 p.m. ; 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.– Packet pick-up and late registration (Harper Cancer Research Institute)

 

Saturday, September 15:

·         7:00-7:45 a.m. – Packet pick-up and late registration (Harper Cancer Research Institute)

·         8:00 a.m. – Start time for 5K Run (Eddy Street)

·         8:05 a.m. – Start time for 5K Walk

 

On-site registration will be available at packet pick-up both Friday and Saturday. Shirts are guaranteed to the first 800 registrants.

To learn more, or to register for the Game Day Chase 5k Run/Family Walk, individuals can visit gamedaychase.com

To schedule an on-site interview with Paqui Kelly, Co-Founder of the Kelly Cares Foundation, Lisa Klunder, Executive Director of the Kelly Cares Foundation, or Dr. Sharon Stack, Professor and Director of the Harper Cancer Research Institute, please contact Sara Iannone at sara.iannone@kellycaresfoundation.org

About The Harper Cancer Research Institute

Investigators in the Harper Cancer Research Institute are dedicated to conducting innovative and integrative research that confronts the complex challenges of cancer. The programmatic structure fosters multi-disciplinary cancer research by promoting interactions among research groups with distinct expertise and by training young scientists to work across scientific fields. Clinical partnerships provide key translational insight and strengthen the mission of discovery. For more information, please visit http://harpercancer.nd.edu/.

About Kelly Cares Foundation

The Kelly Cares Foundation, now in its eleventh year, has established itself as a “Playbook for Hope.” The Foundation’s mission strengthens communities and inspires hope by investing resources to improve Health and Education. The communities touched by the Foundation are a model of educational success and wellness that provide hope and inspiration to all. 

 

Since its founding in 2008, the Kelly Cares Foundation has donated over $5.2 million to support causes locally, nationally and globally. Some organizations that have received contributions from the Foundation include the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, The Paqui and Brian Kelly Comprehensive Breast Center, The University of Notre Dame, Breezy Point Disaster Relief Fund, Andean Health Global, Ronald McDonald House Charities, Memorial Children's Hospital, Boys & Girls Club, and the YMCA.

To learn more about the Kelly Cares Foundation and its initiatives, visit www.kellycaresfoundation.org.

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Posted on September 14, 2019