BENEFITING: CRUTCHFIELD DERMATOLOGY FOUNDATION
ORGANIZER: CRUTCHFIELD DERMATOLOGY FOUNDATION
EVENT DATE: Sep 28, 2014
On Sunday, September 28th, 2014 CDF will be hosting its 3rd Annual 5K walk/run for Camp Discovery. We are very excited for this event and hope you’ll join us!
Located in the center of the largest park in Dakota County, the Jensen Lake Trailhead hosts a large, shaded picnic area and provides access to miles of wooded hiking trails, one of which we've chosen for our 5K course. Participants are sure to be offered picturesque views of the park's beautiful fall scenery, and will enjoy a great event for a wonderful cause!
Please see below to learn more about the organizations involved, donation and registration information, and to meet the teams!
Introduction to CDF and Camp Discovery
CDF is a 501.3c, non-profit organization that was created in 2012. The mission of CDF is to promote good health for citizens of the state of Minnesota through scholarships, articles, educational presentations, online materials and books. We recently published a book about protecting the skin in the sun, titled SunAWARE. In an effort to further support our mission, CDF will be hosting a 5K run/walk at Lebanon Hills Regional Park in Eagan, MN, on September 28th, 2014. Proceeds from this event will be used to benefit Camp Discovery.
Formed in 1993, Camp Discovery offers a summer camping experience unlike any other. Every year, the American Academy of Dermatology sponsors a week of fishing, boating, swimming, water skiing, arts and crafts, and just plain fun. Under the expert care of dermatologists and nurses, Camp Discovery offers campers the opportunity to spend a week among other young people who have similar skin conditions. Many of the counselors have serious skin conditions as well, and can provide support and advice to campers. Fun, friendship, and independence are on the top of everyone's agenda, and everyone shares in the discovery of what it's like to be included. There is no fee for camp. Full scholarships, including transportation, are provided by the American Academy of Dermatology through generous donations.
Since Camp Discovery's inception, the number of campers has continually increased. The Academy is proud to offer this experience to over 350 children each year.
When: Sunday, September 28th, 2014
Check-in & Silent Auction*: 9:00-9:45a
5K: 10:00a runners; 10:05a walkers
Where: Lebanon Hills Regional Park - Jensen Lake Park Trailhead and Shelter
1350 Carriage Hills Drive Eagan, MN 55123
Cost: $30 registration fee required for all walkers/runners age 12 & up
Registration will close at 12:00p on Friday, September 26, 2014
Gift bag and light refreshments will be provided the day of the event
Runners and walkers will participate in the 5K beginning at the Jensen Lake Park Trailhead and will follow a designated route. Please note that the course is unpaved.
*Silent auction will close promptly at 9:45. Winners will be notified prior to race start-time and must provide payment and claim your prize on the day of the event. Cash or credit card only, please.
Space is Limited - Due to park restrictions this event is limited to the first 200 participants.
BONUS: The first 25 people that register for the 5K (as a walker or runner) and provide an additional donation of $20 or more, will receive a customized CDF athletic shirt! Winners will be notified via email and will receive their shirt on race day. Good luck!