Radiant Systems, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Team Up to Sprint for Cancer April 16
5K, 10K and Fun Run through Dunwoody Benefit Pediatric Cancer Research
ATLANTA (March 8, 2011)—Usher in spring, shape up for summer and support pediatric cancer research at the ninth annual Radiant Systems Sprint for Cancer 5K,10K and Fun Run road race, a qualifier for the Peachtree Road Race. The race begins 8 a.m. Saturday, April 16, in the Perimeter Place Shopping Center in Dunwoody, and more than 1,250 runners and walkers are expected to participate. All proceeds benefit cancer patients at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
The family-friendly event welcomes strollers and pets and boasts live music and free activities for children. All participants will receive a technical, moisture-wicking T-shirt and bag with coupons and samples from race sponsors.
“With so many Atlanta 5K and 10K races scheduled in the Fall, Sprint for Cancer offers a unique opportunity for race participants, fans and volunteers to kick-start the active season in a fun and positive way,” said Shelton Stevens, who manages sports-related fundraising for the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Foundation. “We are grateful to Radiant Systems for not only creating a great event, but also for passionately pursuing its mission to support cancer patients and their families.
Sprint for Cancer launched in 2003 when a small group of Radiant Systems employees, each of whom had been impacted by cancer, harnessed their collective desire to support cancer patients and research. The first race took place in the parking lot of the company’s headquarters and since then has seen tremendous growth in dollars raised and number of participants. The event has now become a multi-city race—with courses in Atlanta, Dallas/Fort Worth, Memphis and Orange County, Calif.—and has raised more than $650,000 for cancer research.
“This event is a great example of the energy and giving attitude of our people, and reflects who we are as a company,” said Chris Lybeer, a cancer survivor and one of the founders of Sprint for Cancer. “Radiant employees host raffles, garage sales, and even a barbeque and concert lunch in support of this event throughout the year, and that spirited camaraderie culminates on race day. I couldn’t be more excited about the continued growth, recognition and success of the race.”
Individual registration for the 5K or 10K is $20 through March 15 and $25 starting March 16. Registration is $15 for children wishing to participate in the Fun Run, which includes a race T-shirt and finisher’s ribbon. Phantom runners who are unable to participate but still wish to support the cause are welcome. Sprint for Cancer also offers discounted registration fees for groups of ten or more— a great opportunity for corporate wellness initiatives, schools, clubs and other local groups. Register online via www.sprintforcancer.com/atlanta or at any Atlanta Big Peach Running Company store.
To learn more about Sprint for Cancer, including race details, volunteer opportunities and individual giving opportunities, visit www.sprintforcancer.com or become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sprintforcancer.
About Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, a not-for-profit organization, is dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow. Our specialized care helps children get better faster and live healthier lives. Managing more than 850,000 patient visits annually at three hospitals and 24 neighborhood locations, Children’s is the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. Children’s offers access to more than 60 pediatric specialties and programs and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S.News & World Report. With generous philanthropic and volunteer support, Children’s has impacted the lives of children in Georgia, the United States and throughout the world.
About Radiant Charity Corporation
Founded in 2003 as a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization, the Radiant Charity Corporation serves as the principal charitable giving vehicle for Radiant Systems and its employees. Since 2003 the Radiant Charity Corporation has raised more than $650,000 through the donations and fundraising activities of Radiant Systems and its employees.
About Radiant Systems, Inc.
Headquartered in Atlanta, Radiant Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: RADS) is a global provider of innovative technology to the hospitality and retail industries. With more than 100,000 installations worldwide, our customers include leading brands and venues in the restaurant and food service, sports and entertainment, petroleum and convenience, and specialty retail markets. Radiant has offices in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. For more information about Radiant Systems:
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Published: Tuesday, March 08, 2011