Mark your calendars for the Sixth Annual Magnificent Mile Race on Sept. 18th at 2 p.m. on Hillsborough Street. This charitable race was inspired by three people, each of whom has a form of motor neuron disease. The Magnificent Mile aims to find a cure for motor neuron disease, one step at a time.
Sarah Witt was an avid runner until 2004, when she was diagnosed with Primary Lateral Sclerosis. Now, she is confined to a wheelchair, but her love of marathons lives on in the Magnificent Mile. Scott and Amy Corsmeier are siblings who have Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia, a heredity motor neuron disease. This race is an inspiration of all of them and their stories.
The Magnificent Mile includes a men’s competitive mile, a women’s competitive mile, a recreational mile, and even kids races so your children can get involved in the cause too. Awards will be presented, but the real reward in this race is knowing you’ve helped raise awareness and donations for a great cause. Whether you’re a visitor in town for the day or a local, get active and get involved by registering for the Magnificent Mile today.
It’s that time of year again. Soon, celebrities will be flocking to the Triangle for a week of tennis tournaments, parties, fundraisers and golf, all in the name of cancer research. The V Foundation’s V Week leads up to the premier event of the week, the Jimmy V Celebrity Golf Classic on the Lonnie Poole Golf Course.
Interested in having a good time while doing some good? Then come out to Greater Raleigh and participate in one or more of the many cancer research fundraising opportunities. If you like tennis, then Racquets for Research is the perfect event for you. On August 14th, celebrity guest Don Johnson will join you for a tennis tournament that will lead to a day of fun and philanthropy.
If you love partying for a purpose, then the Jimmy V Cruise to Key West is the event for you. On August 20th, the Raleigh Convention Center will be transformed into a cruise-themed party where you’ll have a great time and raise money to fund cancer research grants. More elegant, but just as fun, the V Gala for Cancer Research is a black-tie affair on August 21st, also at the Raleigh Convention Center.
Last but not least, the week ends with the 17th Annual Jimmy V Celebrity Golf Classic on August 22nd. This classic is open to the public and tickets are only $5. For more information about these awesome events, visit this site.
For its 25th year, A Toast to the Triangle will bring the area’s finest restaurants, caterers, and purveyors of fine wines and specialty beers together right here in Raleigh. Each year, this charitable event attracts attendees from all over the state to help raise funds for the Tammy Lynn Center for Developmental Disabilities.
Attendees can enjoy delicious samples of cuisine, bid on fantastic auction items and enter raffles for fine prizes. Auction items and prizes include vacation packages, food and wine experiences, artwork, jewelry and so much more. There will also be restaurant and pastry competitions where you will get to decide who will receive the event’s People’s Choice Awards.
A Toast to the Triangle will be held Sunday, March 7, in the N.C. State University McKimmon Center from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Tickets can be purchased here. What better way to support a wonderful cause than by coming together in Raleigh with friends and family to enjoy this premier event!
There are several events out there that involve running, racing or walking for charity. However, there are few as unique as Raleigh’s Krispy Kreme Challenge, where you’re expected to gorge yourself on 2,400 calories worth of Krispy Kreme doughnuts during the race!
That’s right, participants are supposed to eat a dozen glazed doughnuts right in the middle of a four-mile trek that runs from N.C. State’s campus to the Krispy Kreme store and back. Proceeds from this Feb. 6th event go to the North Carolina Children’s Hospital.
In order to successfully complete the race as a challenger participant, you must consume the entire dozen in under an hour. The best part: you have to keep them all down! For those who’d rather not attempt this highly caloric feat, you can register as a casual runner or a supporter. Casual participants aren’t against the clock, and they can choose how many donuts to stuff their face with. Supporters can contribute to the great cause just by cheering on those brave enough to face the glaze.
The Krispy Kreme Challenge is a fun and exciting way to contribute to a good cause and an excellent excuse to eat as many hot glazed doughnuts as you’d like! You can register or donate today!