This Virtual 5K is being held as a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society – Paulding County Georgia Relay for Life event. Our Team – “Turner’s Pack” was formed several years ago in honor of our friend Laura Turner who was battling breast cancer at the time. Laura has beaten cancer TWICE now and we continue to come together as a community to participate in this yearly event and raise funds for all the critical American Cancer Society programs and research.
This year our team has been chosen as the single #GoldTogether team for this event and that means funds raised will support childhood cancer research, support services and awareness, as well as, cancer prevention efforts targeting children. Normally most of our fundraising is done onsite on the day of the event but due to the coronavirus pandemic our in person events were cancelled in 2020 and deferred to 2021. Not being able to raise any funds in 2020 makes us more determined to raise as much as we can for 2021!!
Our idea of a virtual 5K came about because as we were looking for something that we could do sooner rather than later and something that was not dependent upon face to face interaction. We hope you will join us and participate in our event. All you have to do is walk, run, skip, jog or whatever 3.1 miles sometime between now and the end of February 2021. We chose February because February 15th is actually International Childhood Cancer Day and it seemed appropriate that we fundraise during this time. You can walk/run by yourself, or with a friend or with your school team… you can walk/run inside or outside, on a track or a treadmill or even march around your living room! Anything goes!! Once you walk or run your miles, just email us your time. Once the month ends we will announce the winners and post the winning times. Finisher medals will be awarded to the top Male & top Female times. Medals will be mailed at the same time the t-shirts are mailed which will be in March 2021. We encourage you to LIKE our Facebook Page and post pictures of yourself doing the actual walk/run, or practicing or whatever you’d like. We are all family and just want to raise money to give cancer the boot!!