According to The Daily Journal, the city of Millville, New Jersey turned into “Mudville” for a successful weekend cancer fundraising event. The Barbara Cook Cancer Foundation held their fifth annual Bill Bottino Mud Run for Cancer the weekend of September 15 – 16, 2012 in what is considered the largest fundraiser in the history of Holly City.
The event, a four-mile run complete with mud and 32 obstacles attracted almost 2,000 participants of all ages. Young children were able to participate in a one-mile run. The Mud Run also included live music, children’s activities, and a tailgate party.
In 2011, the event had approximately 1,000 participants, while only 200 participated in 2010. The event has grown, raising more money each year. Funds raised from the Mud Run are split equally between the South Jersey Healthcare Foundation and the LiveStrong Foundation. The 2011 Mud Run raised $100,000. While the final tally for this year’s run isn’t available yet, the President of the Barbara Cook Cancer Foundation expects this year’s total to exceed last year’s.
Depending on when they registered, mud runners had to pay a fee of between $49 and $89. Aside from registration fees, additional money was also raised by teams and individuals being sponsored and through multiple raffles and auctions. Supporters were also able to make online donations, which, this year, amounted to $30,000.
While fundraisers are an important part of funding progress in research surrounding diagnosis and treatment of cancer, that funding and any such progress will not help a patient if healthcare professionals do not comply with standards of care relative to the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.
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