Save the Date: Lauren’s Run & CURE Childhood Cancer Annual Picnic is Coming May 3, 2009

Lauren’s Run is back for its 15th year!  Founded in 1992 in memory of Lauren Zagoria, a precious two-year old from Atlanta with big, golden curls, and continued in memory of Lauren Kochman,  Lauren’s Run has raised more than $2 million for pediatric cancer research.  On Sunday, May 3, 2009, Lauren’s Run and CURE Childhood Cancer Annual Picnic returns to Concourse Office Park, bigger and better than ever.

This year’s Lauren’s Run will include a 5k Race, a 2k Fun Run/Walk and the much adored Tot Trot followed by CURE’s Annual Picnic.  All proceeds will benefit CURE Childhood Cancer and will be directed toward CURE’s funding of life-saving research at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Emory University School of Medicine.  Following the run, participants are invited to stay for the CURE Childhood Cancer Annual Picnic, featuring games and fun provided by sponsor Amusement Masters and plenty of great food by Folks.  Families of children with cancer are invited to join us for the picnic even if you do not participate in the run.

Form a team or ask your school to enter the School Team Challenge!  Students from preschool through high school, your families, faculty, administration and school staff from local schools are joining together in a friendly competition with other area schools in an effort to promote physical fitness and benefit research into cures for childhood cancers.  A cash award will be given to the school whose team raises the most money.

To register for the race and/or set up a fundraising page for your team, visit www.firstgiving.org/curechildhoodcancer.

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