September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and there are many local activities that are coming up to raise money and awareness.
A local business man, Michael Gossling, and his wife June, have set up a foundation in honor of their 2 year old son, Grant, who was diagnosed in June 2014 with cancer. “Granting Grace Foundation” (which is a non-profit organization) will be hosting a Golf Tournament on October 12th benefiting Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Their mission: “Supporting organizations that further pediatric cancer research working toward a cure and supporting families dealing with childhood cancer.”
100% of the proceeds from the tournament go directly into the foundation and several local businesses have sponsored the event as well, some of which are Atlanta Personal Fitness (Duluth, GA); Big Peach Running Company (Suwanee, GA) and Waffle House (who will be providing breakfast).
For more information about the golf tournament or to donate please visit www.grantinggracefoundation.org, their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/graceforgrant or email them at email@example.com
Also, coming up this weekend at Suwanee Town Center is the Suwanee Fest Classic. Runners in this year’s races are being encouraged to dress in superhero attire to honor those touched by childhood cancer. It takes place this Saturday, September 13,and will include a 1K fun run, 5K race, and 10K race. The 5K will begin at 7:30 a.m. with the 10K start slated for 8:30 a.m. and the 1K fun run takes off at 8:35 a.m. Online registration is available at active.com or there is race day registration on Saturday starting at 6 a.m. The fee for each race is noted below:
- 1K – $25
- 5K – $33
- 10K – $38
- 5K & 10K combo – $43
Registered runners may pick up race packets at a runners expo from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, September 12, at Suwanee City Hall or beginning at 6 a.m. on race day at Town Center Park.
So what better time to get out there, be active, as well as support a great cause!