This event is part of our National Walk To End Brain Tumors. Volunteers from around the country host 5k events for us to raise money for brain tumor research. See WalkToEndBrainTumors.org for details and for the remaining events for this year. Other brain tumor foundations are also invited to participate. All of our volunteers do a great job and are appreciated. All of these events start our small and grow each year. The volunteers at our MN event have outdone themselves. They had the largest year to year increase we ever had - almost triple the previous year! 100% of the money raised at these events (except the Long Branch, NJ event which also goes to educational activities) goes to brain tumor research. The expenses were paid by the sponsors, so ALL of the money raised goes to research quickly. Our medical advisory board is considering many grant applications and we will announce the winners in about a week. Thanks to all of the volunteers and we would welcome people to volunteer to host an event in your city next year!
In 2014, the MN Brain Tumor 5K, supported by the Ideal CU Community Foundation, set a new record, attracting close to 1,000 participants who helped to raise more than $54,000 for the cause. Just a year later that record fell, as 1,700 laced up their running shoes and raised an astounding $143,000 with collected and promised donations.
Woodbury MN (PRWEB) May 27, 2015
In 2014, the MN Brain Tumor 5K set a new record, attracting close to 1,000 participants who helped to raise more than $54,000 for the cause. Just a year later that record fell, as 1,700 laced up their running shoes and raised an astounding $143,000 with collected and promised donations. The annual 5K was held May 17 at Lake Phalen in St. Paul. All proceeds benefit the Musella Foundation For Brain Tumor Research & Information, Inc.
For the past five years, the Ideal Community Foundation has provided monetary and volunteer support to the event. The 5K is dedicated to those who have lost the battle with brain tumors, the loved ones left behind, the courageous people who have been diagnosed with and are fighting a brain tumor, their family, friends and caregivers, and the researchers who strive for better treatments and a cure.
After a record setting year in 2014, organizers worked hard to sustain the momentum. Their efforts paid off. "This year's 5K exceeded all expectations and I applaud the organizers and participants for making it a huge success," said Brian Sherrick, Ideal CU President/CEO and Ideal Community Foundation chairman. "Many of us have been touched by this disease, or know someone who has. The chance to raise much needed funds to find a cure is a cause we all share. I am grateful to our employees for volunteering their time to help at such an important event and thank all of the participants for their selfless generosity."
Established in 2005 as the official philanthropic arm of Ideal Credit Union (formerly Postal Credit Union), the Ideal Community Foundation is a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) dedicated to strengthening the quality of life in the greater Twin Cities metro area. Donations to the foundation are tax-deductible and funds received are reinvested into the community. Contributions can be made online at http://www.idealcu.com, at any Ideal Credit Union branch or by mail. Make checks payable to:
Ideal Community Foundation
8499 Tamarack Road
Woodbury MN 55125
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