For 2013, we partnered with our Arizona friends The Ronan Thompson Foundation and Grand Canyon University to bring the Run to Fight Children's Cancer to San Diego!
Since its inception in 2011, the Run to Fight Children's Cancer has raised $174,000 through three events in Arizona with over 5,000 participants. Proceeds from the race directly benefit nonprofit organizations that help children and families dealing with cancer. With the goal to expand and make this race available in more states, Grand Canyon University brought the run to California.
The name Ronan may sound familiar to you, as he was the inspiration for the Taylor Swift song of the same name that the singer/songwriter performed at 2012's Stand Up To Cancer benefit, which also went on to become a #1 single on iTunes. Co-written by Ronan's mom Maya Thompson, a fierce and fiery advocate for children's cancer funding, you can read a NY TImes article about Ronan, Maya, and Taylor here.