Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Race for Greg Hamilton 5K is Today!

Hi. Greg is a dear friend of mine. Today we run in Prospect Park in an effort to help him mount the spiralling costs of his cancer treatment. Won't you join us or make a donation?



From the JackRabbitsports.com:

Over 600 people have already registered for the race! Please help us avoid a big rush on race day by registering online! Go to Active.com to register now.

Greg Hamilton was diagnosed with testicular cancer in June of 2009. The cancer spread, so he is currently undergoing chemotherapy, and if that is not successful he intends to undergo major surgery to remove the cancer from every part of his body. Before the diagnosis he was training for his first ultramarathon, a 50-miler. His dream of joining the FDNY has been put on hold while he focuses all his energy on getting better.

Greg is 22 years old, and has worked at JackRabbit since he arrived in NYC almost two years ago. As an assistant manager in the Union Square store and now in the Brooklyn store, Greg has helped thousands of people start running, get faster, and reach their goals. This is our opportunity to give back for all the support he's given us over the years. Please join us in running the Help Greg Fight Cancer 5K on Tuesday, August 25th and help Greg focus on fighting the disease and not worrying about his expenses.

Registration is open and available through Active.com You can also register at any of our store locations and race day registration will be provided. The $20 registration fee does not include a T-shirt so that more of the proceeds can be directed to helping Greg. Registration options also allow you to make an additional donation.

Race Start will be at the Bartel Prichard lot near the movie theatre. By subway take the F train to the 15th St/Prospect Park stop. The closest bahrooms are at the 9th St Bandshell, which is about 400 yards from race start. ALL JackRabbit stores will close at 5:00pm on race day!

Volunteers are always welcome. If you would like to help out on race day please let us know at programs@jackrabbitsports.com


Blogger joncane said...

JR and the whole NYC running community did a great job supporting Greg. Congratulations and thank you. In case you want to see them, we have some photos up at citycoach.typepad.com.

Great work as always Mr. Colby.

10:47 AM  

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