Set against the backdrop of a setting sun and a cool Lake Michigan breeze, historic Plaza del Lago in Wilmette, will serve as the host venue for the Pink Moon Run & Walk 8K, created by A Sister’s Hope, scheduled for Saturday, May 5, 2012.
The festivities will get underway at 6 p.m. with a welcome and the 8K Walk step off. The 8K Run will start at 7 p.m. and all participants will be back at Plaza del Lago by approximately 8:30 p.m. for the closing and an awards presentation in the company of their friends and family. Prizes will go to top fund raisers, as well as the top male and female finishers in the run.
The route will wind south along Sheridan Road past neatly kept neighborhoods, into view of the intriguing architecture of the Bahai Temple at Linden Avenue, along the beautiful lakefront, and eventually returning runners and walkers to a pink-lit Plaza del Lago.
Pink Moon is a fundraising event, though it also increases awareness about breast cancer, and its primary purpose is to generate significant support for breast cancer researchers who are looking for better diagnostics, individualized treatment and a cure. The minimum donation requirement is $80 per adult (less for children and women/men who have had breast cancer), and the route is 8K because one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer.
Money raised by the Pink Moon Run & Walk will support research projects at Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, Northwestern University Medical Center, Chicago, and to Prof. JoEllen Welsh, Cancer GeNYsis Center, University of New York at Albany.
Cathy Seabaugh, a Chicago resident, founded a Sister’s Hope in honor of her sister, Shelia, who faced breast cancer in 1999. A Sister’s Hope events in the U.S. and The Netherlands over the past five years have generated nearly $5 million for breast cancer research. For more information, visit www.PinkMoonRun.org or call 773.412.6397.