About the race
Orange County Choppers Set to Host 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, March 30, 2014
How Can You Help Cancer Patients Here in the Hudson Valley?Hudson Valley Cancer Resource Center is a 501(c) 3, not-for-profit organization whose mission is to advocate for and connect the Hudson Valley community of people living with and affected by cancer with informational and educational resources and support services to improve quality of life through all stages of the cancer journey. Casey MacDonald, cancer patient advocate and lymphoma survivor, created the organization after her husband, father and best friend were diagnosed with incurable cancers within six months of each other. The center’s website, www.hudsonvalleycancer.org, is a navigational tool for cancer patients, cancer survivors, their families, caregivers and healthcare professionals to find necessary resources, programs and services needed to help ease the burden of challenges that accompany a cancer diagnosis. They service 10 counties of the Hudson Valley region- Westchester to Albany, including Sullivan County. National, regional and local resources listed on the website include financial assistance, prescription assistance, co-pay assistance, lodging during treatment, insurance information, medical supplies, career and cancer information, support groups, hospice information, bereavement care, palliative care, camps, retreats, legacy trips and scholarships. There is also a news bulletin of latest cancer news, app of the week feature, blog, and regional events calendar. In their inaugural year, 2013, the Hudson Valley Cancer Resource Center, located in Montgomery, navigated and advocated for over 105 cancer patients and their families. HVCRC helped families access financial assistance, co-pay assistance, prescription assistance, insurance services, lodging during treatment, palliative care and support groups. HVCRC resolved complicated, hard to solve cases; medical support far from home, legal representation to avoid home foreclosure due to medical bills, intervention with insurance companies for delayed chemotherapy treatments. All services are free of charge to Hudson Valley residents regardless of where they are being treated for their cancer.
Your support is needed to continue these free services to all Hudson Valley Cancer patients.
Proceeds from our March for Cancer 5K will continue to allow HVCRC to add additional life saving resources and programs for Hudson Valley cancer patients including support groups;
Men Living with Cancer and F.Y.A – Fearless Young Adults for teens, Cancer to 5K and Transportation Assistance Program.Sign up to Run/Walk and help change the life of someone facing cancer and their family. Please join us at Orange County Choppers in support of the Hudson Valley Cancer Resource Center. Runners and walkers will race 3.1 miles through a moderately challenged course starting and ending at OCC grounds.
Registration Begins at 9:00 a.m. – rain or shine 10:30 a.m. Race Start
*** O.C.C. Café will be open at 9:00 a.m. for a light breakfast / All Participants will receive a 10% discount for the O.C.C. Café to be used on March 30 and March 31, 2014.
- Awards will be given to the Top two male and female finishers in each of the following categories:
Overall fastest|8 and under|9 to 12 |13 to 15|16 to 18|19 to 29|30 to 39 |40 to 49|50 to 59|60 to 69| 70 and over
- Corporate Challenge – You will need at least 3 members of your corporation to signup and participate in the 5K. Corporate Challenge racing against other corporations and against one another. You will be competing for the overall fastest corporate employees and fastest corporation.
The fastest teams will be determined by an average of the fastest competitors, so the more entrants you have the better your chances. When registering your team make sure you are all using the same Team Name.
- School Challenge – You will need at least 1 teacher and 3 students from your school to partake in the challenge
You will be racing against other schools competing for an overall fastest school and overall fastest teacher award. The fastest team will be determined by an average of the fastest three competitors, so the more entries you have the better your chances. Only active teachers may participate in the school challenge. When registrating for a team make sure you are all using the same Team Name.
Largest Pledge Award – If you raise $150.00 or more your race entry will be waived. Prize will be given for the person with the largest amount of Pledges collected. All pledges must be in by March 1, 2014 with race registration. Checks only please. Please make checks out to: Hudson Valley Cancer Resource Center, thank you! (click here for pledge form)