Raleigh, NC – The Spring 2019 racing season is already in full gear. On Saturday, March 16th, Chick-fil-A Capital Crossing and Falls Village served as the title sponsor for Ella’s Race in North Carolina. The 2019 version of the event featured a 5k and 10k race as well as a 1 mile fun run which ended in the North Ridge area of North Raleigh. Proceeds from the event benefited the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation in addition to The Cure Starts Now, an international cancer foundation that has funded research, awareness and related programs for over 10 years.
According to the website of the American Cancer Society, roughly 10,000 children under the age of 15 in the United States are diagnosed with cancer each year. After accidents, cancer is the leading cause of death in children under the age of 4 and over 1,000 fatalities among children under the age of 15. Because of recent medical and technological advancements, however, over 80% of children with cancer survive more than five years. This stands in stark contrast to the 58% survival rate for children that was first reported in the mid-1970s.
The fundraiser was the eighth race held since March 2012. In the years prior to 2012, Chick-fil-A helped raise funds for Ella Newmiller called “Ellabrations” after learning about her diagnosis in January 2008. The editors of NameRights.com had the pleasure of both attending and participating in the 2019 iteration alongside a tremendous turnout. This year’s festivities included an awards ceremony for the 5k and 10k runners, a cow SPIRIT costume contest, lots of great food (Chikin anyone?), music, games and activities for the kids. NameRights.com was able to capture some of the sights and sounds from Ella’s Race 2019 and will be sharing them across our social media platforms in the coming days. To learn more about the team behind Ella’s Race, be sure to visit them on the web at www.ellasrace.com.