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To Benefit: CURE
Seize the Day
Seize the day by running or walking your choice of either a 5k, 10k, or Half Marathon distance whenever and wherever you want! All registrants will receive a personalized electronic race bib and beautiful hot air balloon medal. The medal is partially translucent and more than 5″ tall!
The purple glitter letters on this medal are in honor of Purple Day, which is on March 26th annually. Purple Day is an international grassroots effort dedicated to increasing awareness about epilepsy worldwide. Complete this virtual run anywhere and anytime you want, but be sure to wear purple on March 26th! Medals will be shipped after you upload your results or at the end of the virtual race period, whichever comes first.
Tireless in its efforts, Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE) won’t stop until a CURE is found for epilepsy. CURE is the leading nongovernmental agency fully committed to funding research in epilepsy. The organization was founded by Susan Axelrod and a small group of parents of children with epilepsy who were frustrated with their inability to protect their children from seizures and the side effects of medications. Unwilling to sit back, they joined forces to spearhead the search for a cure.
Since its inception in 1998, CURE has been at the forefront of epilepsy research, raising more than $34 million to fund research and other initiatives that will lead the way to a cure for epilepsy. CURE funds grants for young and established investigators and has awarded more than 190 cutting-edge projects in 15 countries around the world to date. A portion of the proceeds from this virtual race (at least $5 from each registration) will be donated to CURE. For more information about this charity or to make a direct contribution, please visit CUREepilepsy.org.