2013 Running for Answers 5K Run/ Walk
Photos courtesy of Carlos Cintron Photography

The patient meeting was followed by our 4th annual Running For Answers. About 700 runners joined in the 5K race/walk and the Kids Fun Run through Fairmont Park on a beautiful sunny day.

Scott O’Neil, new CEO of the Philadelphia 76ers built enthusiasm with his rousing introductory remarks. Rosie O’Donnell, whose wife Michelle was diagnosed with a desmoid tumor over a year ago, contributed her characteristic humor to lift our spirits and inspire us on. Former Philadelphia Eagle, Kevin Reilly, ran several pre-race PSA’s on local tv and radio stations. Interviews by local news media brought publicity and increased awareness.

In our highest-grossing fundraising effort ever, the event raised over $370,000 for desmoid tumor research!! This met our goal of funding the first year of the Collaboration for a Cure research project that will start this fall (more info at www.dtrf.org). The funds were hard-earned by scores of patients and families who ran their own fundraising campaigns through their Firstgiving pages. You all came through when we needed you most to get this critical project underway! A thousand thank you’s!

This incredible weekend always leaves us renewed and invigorated in our mission to fund research and keep moving toward new treatments and an eventual cure. Thanks to everyone who donated and participated in any way!
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