On Sunday, October 4th, a local 5k run/walk will take place inside Griffith Park with all of the proceeds from the event going directly to The DFCC at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center.
The Disney Family Cancer Center here in Burbank is a state of the art facility dedicated to the treatment of cancer patients in and around our community. What they’re really known for is using integrative medicine in conjunction with traditional cancer treatments.
The Rose Run was started in 2009 when Burbank resident, Jessica Cribbs, lost her mother, Rose, to breast cancer at the age of 54.
“Cancer affects all of us, in one way or another.” Jessica says. “My mother was so amazing, I couldn’t not do something to help other families interrupted by cancer. She has inspired all of this.”
She started a small run in her hometown of Petersburg, Michigan but also hosted a community run with A Runner’s Circle here in Los Angeles. This year, The Rose Run is getting a face-lift…it will be a chip timed run with sponsors backing the philanthropic efforts. Sponsors such as North Hollywood Toyota, Walgreens, Del Real Foods and many more!
To date, The Rose Run has raised over $75,000 for breast cancer research and other cancer patient services.
The proceeds from the run on October 4th will go to the “Thrivorship Program” at the Disney Family Cancer Center, a program dedicated to helping cancer patients thrive after their treatment is complete.
Both Cheerleading squads from Burbank and Burroughs High School’s are volunteering their time to cheer these walkers and runners on. As is local Burbank Girl Scout Troop 46, a local DJ and run clubs around the Valley.
To register for the 5k run/walk or the Kids’ 1k fun run, you can visit the website at TheRoseRun.com. It’s not too late to volunteer or sponsor this event either.
“What I love about living in Burbank is the community,” Cribbs says. “Although I’ve been here for 13 years, I’ve never felt far away from my small town roots…because it’s still right here where I’m raising my kids. It makes me proud to live here.”
The Rose Run 5k Run/Walk & Kids’ 1k Fun Run
Sunday, October 4th 7:30am
For more information and to register, visit TheRoseRun.com