In its 22-year history, Angels Among Us, a 5K and family fun run, has raised more than $18 million to support the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center. Last year Angels Among Us raised $2 million, surpassing its $1.9 million goal. The 23rd Annual Angels Among Us is expected to surpass yet another goal.
“We’re looking forward to another great event this spring,” said Ellen Stainback, event coordinator. “In fact, we’ve already raised over $131,000 toward our 2016 goal. Angels Among Us is a celebration of life, strength, courage and commitment. Our event raises the largest source of unrestricted funds for the brain tumor center, which allows us to continue to lead the world in the development of new therapies, quality of life initiatives and innovative treatment techniques.”
Last year’s top fundraisers included Courtney’s Crew, Tony’s Miracle Angels and Team Gleeson. An anonymous donor has pledged this year to match dollar for dollar, up to $200,000, funds raised by past participants above and beyond previous individual totals.
“We encourage participants to form teams in honor of loved ones and raise funds,” Stainback said. “We also invite our participants to bring memoirs, such as photos, poems and stories, to display on the Wall of Honor.”
The 23rd Annual Angels Among Us will take place Saturday, April 23, on the Duke Medical Center Campus in Durham, North Carolina. The certified 5K run begins at 8 a.m. Survivor recognition takes place at 10:30 a.m. and the 3K Walk starts at 10:45 a.m. Because of the size of the event, dogs are not allowed. There are $30 pre-registration fees for the 5K run and the 3Kwalk. Children 12 and younger participate in the walk for free. Event-day registration is $35. For more information or inquiries, contact Ellen Stainback. To register, visit Angels Among Us.