On behalf of the Board of Trustees and Staff and families supported by the Tinina Q Cade Foundation, I thank you for supporting the 2017 MD Race for the Family hosted by Shady Grove Fertility. This years event was our largest and most successful to date. The weather was gorgeous- and the zoo was a perfect venue- espescially with the newborn baby giraffe!
We raised over $80,000- welcomed over 800 to the MD Zoo and OVERCAME infertility with our laughter- our activity (walking and running) and our commitment to never give up!
RUNNERS: We congratulate Sara Yoho the first place female and Tymoteusz Kajstura the first place male. Race results are available athttps://results.chronotrack.com/event/results/event/event-31099.
FUNDRAISERS: Thanks to everyone who donated and who asked friends fmaily members and colleagues to donate to support the Race for the Family! You made a HUGE difference! Our top 3 fundraisers are:
Nicole Hoffman (team Saylors Sib, raised $955)
Leah Ballard (team Walking for Those Still Dreaming, raised $750)
Third place was a TIE between Jen Francisco(team Race for a Rainbow, raised $365) and Alexis S (Team BYP Runs To Brunch, raised $365)
PICS: Images from the Race for the Family and Savannah�s Playground are available at https://2017raceforthefamily.shutterfly.com/#n_3.
FEEDBACK: Please share your feedback about the race by completing a short survey at your convenience. This feedback will help us improve for next years event. The survey is availabe at https://docs.google.com/a/cadefoundation.org/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSetnepfoLrJoWcKcAxFgvCRC5Ckc6Dlf1DQQ76p6yOsy6zLig/viewform.
RAFFLE: We celebrate along with the winner of the $10,000 towards fertility treatment raffle- Stephan Francisco. Stephen immediately gave the prize to his sister in law and brother Jen and Doug Francisco. Jen�s team also was the third place fundraiser.
SPONSORS: We thank and celebrate our amazing sponsors for their help- without which the event would not have been possible. They include the following OUTSTANDING organizations. An * is placed beside those who have sponsored multiple years:
Medstar National Rehabilitation Hospital- Silver Sponsor and �Cuts and Bruises� tent Sponsor
*Irvine Scientific- Bronze Sponsor
*COOK- Bronze Sponsor
*FIREHOUSE Subs- Bronze Sponsor
*Donor Egg Bank USA/ California Cryobank- Bronze Sponsor
*ART parenting- Bronze Sponsor
*Baltimore Ravens- Love Sponsor
*State Farms- Love Sponsor
*GIANT Foods- Love Sponsor
*Counsyl- Love Sponsor
*Medstar Sports Medicine- Love Sponsor
Mouth party Caramels- In Kind Grant Sponsor
*UTZ- In Kind Grant Sponsor
Thanks so much and we look forward to seeing you at next years Cade Foundation Race for the Family hosted by Shady Grove Fertility!
CEO, Tinina Q Cade Foundation