Tricia Holder & Caroline King, Lauren's Run 2010
Press Release- April 29, 2011 – ATLANTA, GA
The Xocai (“show-sigh”) Atlanta Healthy Chocolate Team is rallying to help find a CURE for childhood cancer by participating in Lauren’s Run on Sunday, May 1, 2011. Many on the Atlanta Xocai Team have been touched by cancer, and some by childhood cancer. Libby Patrick, a Xocai distributor, is a childhood cancer survivor. Caroline King’s niece, Florence White, is a two-time childhood cancer survivor. Many people have been touched by cancer, but it is especially devastating when a child is diagnosed with the disease.
The Xocai Atlanta Team’s efforts to raise awareness and money for childhood cancer research is led by Tricia Holder. She said, “We believe strongly in giving back to the community and are excited to have a team participating in Lauren’s Run.” All of the money raised goes directly to researching childhood cancers.
If you are interested in participating with the Xocai Atlanta Team, please contact Caroline King at 404-966-2078. Also, donations can be made online with a credit card. All donations are secure and sent directly to CURE CHILDHOOD CANCER by FirstGiving, who will email you a printable record of your donation.
Lauren’s Run, founded in 1992 in memory of Lauren Zagoria, a precious two-year old from Atlanta with big, golden curls, and continuing also in memory of Lauren Kochman, a beautiful 3 year old with big brown eyes who lost her battle with neuroblastoma just before the first Lauren’s Run took place. Lauren’s Run has raised more than $3 million for pediatric cancer research. For more information on Lauren’s Run please visit www.curechildhoodcancer.org.
Date: Sunday, May 01, 2011, 7:45 a.m.
Location: Concourse Office Park in Atlanta, Georgia
CURE is a non-profit organization dedicated to conquering childhood cancer through research, education, and support of patients and their families. Mission: CURE Childhood Cancer was founded in 1975 by parents who knew firsthand the heartbreak and fear of having a child with cancer. They set out to improve the odds for these kids and help their families face the challenge. Due to research, much progress has been made since that time. The survival rate for children with cancer has increased dramatically to its current rate of nearly eight out of ten. Best of all, researchers feel they will discover a cure in our lifetime. Until then, there is much to be done, and that is where CURE comes in. They believe childhood cancer can be cured. CURE’s mission includes funding important research and providing support programs to help children and their families deal with this dreadful disease.
Xocai Healthy Chocolate is the first-to-market cold-pressed dark chocolate. Since it is cold-pressed, it maintains the high number of antioxidants found naturally in cocoa, that the candy in the store does not. For instance, one Xocai chocolate has the equivalent of 1/2 pound of raw spinach in antioxidants. Xocai can only be ordered through an independent distributor. If interested, please contact Caroline King, 404-966-2078.
Full Schedule for Lauren’s Run:
Race Day Registration / # pick-up
6:30 am – 9:55 am, until the beginning of each race
Warm-Up for 5K- 7:45am
5K Run- 8:00am
5K Awards 9:00am
Warm-Up for 2K/Ceremony 9:15am
2K Fun Run/Walk 9:30am
Tot Trot (ages 5 & under) 10:00am
Lunch provided by Folks Restaurant 11:30am
Entry Fees: Adults – $20, $25 on race day;
Children 12 & Under – $15
Phantom Runner – $25
. If you are not a walker or runner or cannot attend the race, you can still participate as a Phantom Runner. A t-shirt will be mailed to you after race day.