Sunday, January 20, 2008

Run/Walk for Shawn - Scope It Out 5K!

Hey everyone! A couple of my friends are so great they came up with the idea to form a team in support of me during a 5K run/walk in the end of March. (Thanks Anne and Carrie!) :-) The "race" partially benefits the Georgetown Lombardi Cancer Center (where I go for treatments). Below is all the info you need. I signed up...hope to see you there. For those Seinfeld fans out there... "I CHOOSE to run!"

A lot of people have reached out to support Shawn and are wondering what more we could do for him. So, we're forming a team to run/walk in the 'Fourth Annual Scope It Out 5K' race in Washington, D.C., and would like to invite you to run or walk with us (Team Name: "Never FELT Better"). You can also volunteer and donate to support the fight against colon cancer. To register to run or walk with our team, follow this link:

http://www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?CHECKSSO=1&EVENT_ID=1489810&RESET=0

Make sure to indicate when you register that you are participating with team "Never FELT Better". Registration is only $20 before February 1st! Race Details: The race will be held at 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 30, 2008, in West Potomac Park, Washington, D.C., during National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. To date, Scope It Out 5K has raised over $185,000 to further colorectal cancer research and awareness. Proceeds will go to the Prevent Cancer Foundation, Colon Cancer Alliance, and the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at Georgetown University Hospital (where Shawn is currently getting treated). Official race website:

http://www.scopeitout5k.com/ScopeItOut.asp?page=Details.html&hgt=740

There are other ways to support this effort besides running or walking the race: 1) Volunteer during race day, and do things like register participants and hand out water. Volunteer information can be found on the race website. 2) Donate to help the cause. Donations can be made in support of "Never FELT Better" at

http://www.active.com/donate/scopeitout/neverfeltbetter

(Thank you!!) We would like to keep track of who is participating in the race or volunteering. Please email your information and any questions you may have to Anne Dilger at annied26.2@gmail.com or Carrie O'Brien at carrieob@verizon.net. Hope to see you at the race!

Remember - feel free to pass this along to anyone who might be interested in supporting Shawn!

2 comments:

MLW said...

I never miss a chance to run for a good cause, but I'll unfortunately be out of town that weekend. I'll run the first 3.1 of the Cherry Blossom 10-miler the following weekend in your honor.

Jimmy P. said...

So Biff wants to be a Buff (to quote another line from Seinfeld)...

Hey Shawn, sorry for not chiming in sooner but good to keep up with things. I definitely signed up for this and so will Todd (with the twins?) and my brother Mike as well. Unfortunately, Paul & Jeannie & AKP are out of town but will be there in spirit.

Jimmy