The "it" in "Just Beat it in the Burg" is Cancer. If you know me, you know I hate Cancer and I long for the day that there's a cure. But until there is, there will be amazing people like the ones behind this race, raising money for a young mother diagnosed with Stage 4 cervical and ovarian cancer.
Elissa Bogardus of Roseburg has a huge network of people joining her in her fight, and they have planned a big weekend to celebrate her birthday which is on June 1. In addition to Sunday's 5k fund raiser fun run, there's a concert by country singer Jessie Goergen at the Elks Club the night before.
Here are the vitals, so you can get signed up:
When: Sunday, June 1, 2014
What time: 11a
Where: Whistlers Bend Park at 2828 Whistlers Park Road
Register: Online for $35 or at the event starting at 9a – they are also selling awesome t-shirts and bracelets to support Elissa
You can learn more about Elissa’s fight, the May 31st concert and the June 1st 5k on the Elissa’s Army facebook page here, and on the Elissa’s Army website here. Even if you can’t attend, you can contribute here and help them better the nearly $60k they’ve raised towards their goal of $100k.