Calling all Mid-West Fun Runners…
All-Star season has arrived and so has MLB’s annual All-Star Charity 5K and Fun Run for cancer.
Like so many things around us, Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game–a favorite among American baseball fans–has grown into so much more with special events and concerts leading up to next week’s big American vs. National league game in Kansas City. Of course, from my perspective, I am a particular fan of the All-Star Charity 5K and Fun Run to benefit prostate, breast and other cancer research. It’s America’s favorite sport protecting the well-being of America’s families. This year’s event will take place this Sunday, July 8 in Kansas City, MO.
This event first premiered four years ago at All-Star Game in St. Louis. In years two, my family and friends were able to particpate when the game and race were held in Anaheim. It’s fun and it’s a great family health activity. What’s more, it also serves as a good reminder about the benefits of a healthy lifestyle (diet and exercise) when it comes to cancer. Sort of a bases loaded opportunity.
The first few runs have raised more than $300,000 dollars to support crucial cancer research and have become an important awareness builder as well.
If you are headed to the All-Star game or live in the area, check out the 5K and Fun Run site. Even if you aren’t in the area this weekend, you can always support the cause by making an online donation to the 5K and Fun Run.
For our families and our loved ones who are faced with cancer, we can make an All-Star effort for progress.