Grab your friends, family, dog or even just your headphones and participate in a virtual 5k. The Cade Foundation is hosting its annual Cade Foundation Race for the Family this year with a little twist. It’s a virtual race. Participants are asked to register, then prompted to participate in their own locations instead of coming together for a big race.
The Cade Foundation Race for the Family is held to raise money to help fund grants for families facing infertility. The Cade Foundation was started in 2005 and is named for founder Dr. Camille Hammond’s mother who carried and delivered Dr. Camille and Dr. Jason Hammond’s triplets after the couple had struggled with infertility for five years. By providing information support and financial assistance, the Cade Foundation looks to help needy families overcome infertility, often through in vitro fertilization.
The average cost of IVF treatment is $12,000, but depending on individual treatment needs can range from $20,000 to $40,000. The Cade Foundation gives grants to families in need, and has helped over thirty families so far. For this year’s Race for the Family, not only will the Cade Foundation be raising money to fund more grants, they have also partnered with IVF1. All those who register for the Race for the Family will be entered to win a free IVF. Not only does the prize relieve a significant financial burden, but it can change lives, all by simply signing up for a virtual race.
The virtual race format allows participants to register and then run or walk the distance on their own time at a destination of their choosing. Registration for the race closes on June 19. Those who register by June 15 are asked to submit their race date, location, start/stop time and a photo of themselves finishing the run. Once the Cade Foundation receives that information, they will send back an official race medal.
For more information, and to register for the race, visit ilraceforthfamily.eventbrite.com.