Inaugural Superhero Sprint & 6K Honors Our Childhood Cancer Heroes and Raises Over $127,000

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The inaugural Defeat DIPG Superhero Sprint & 6K, held on May 29, 2016, was a wonderful success, raising over $127,000!  Over 800 people registered for the 6K, 1K or Tot Sprint, and another 50 virtual runners sent their support from afar.  We had an incredible crew of volunteers, event staff, and spectators who also joined in the fun.  We give special thanks to our Presenting Sponsor, Headfirst Summer Camps, for their dedication to the cause and efforts to make the event fun and special for all.

The morning was filled with friendship, hope, and inspiration in the fight for a cure to DIPG.  We honored many of our childhood cancer heroes through our Salute Our Superheroes Wall.  We were so fortunate to bring together so many families who have been in this fight and continue to raise their voices and take action to fight childhood cancer.

We congratulate our top finishers and every person who participated.  The awards overall and each age category for the 6K can be found HERE.  The complete results for the 6K are HERE.

This event would not have been possible without our awesome volunteers and our incredibly supportive event sponsors.  Our Community Partner, Westfield Montgomery, provided invaluable assistance.  We thank Tommy McFly from the Tommy McFly Show on 94.7 Fresh FM for serving as our emcee for the event!

Please take time to check out this complete list and support these businesses who have partnered with us in the fight against DIPG brain tumors.  We can’t wait for 2017!  Stay tuned for details!

WITH DEEP APPRECIATION TO OUR SPONSORS AND SUPPORTERS

PRESENTING SPONSOR
Headfirst Summer Camps

PLATINUM SPONSORS
The Annette M. and Theodore N. Lerner Family Foundation
By Bryan Edward
NextGen LED
PepsiCo

GOLD SPONSORS
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
Kaiser Permanente
Lilian Cohen Design

COMMUNITY PARTNER
Westfield Montgomery

MEDIA PARTNER
94.7 Fresh FM

PACKET PICKUP SPONSOR
Sports Zone Elite

EVENT DJ
DJ Jamaal

EVENT PHOTOGRAPHER
Joanna Little Photography

SILVER SPONSORS
Children’s National Health System
Fishel Hass Kim Albrecht LLP
Good Stuff Eatery
The Harbor School
Jessica Neumann Photography
Kadin Family Chriopractic & Wellness Center
Kidball
Kidville-Fallsgrove
Main Stage Home Staging & Organizing
Prosperity Home Mortgage LLC – Lynlea Cronin
Team 91 Lacrosse

BRONZE SPONSORS
Brit-Am Soccer Academy
Congressional Insurance Associates
Creig Northrop Team of Long & Foster Real Estate
Jim Coleman Toyota
Temple Sinai
Whole Foods