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Buy tickets now for this weekend's Race 4 The Cure

Franklin 4 The Cure is an all-day event on September 14 whose fundraising goal is $100,000 for pediatric cancer research.  The funds raised by the event of Franklin 4 The Cure go directly to work in a lab at Vanderbilt Hospital. 

“Run 4 The Cure 5K Run / Walk” and “Concert 4 The Cure,” make a return to Westhaven again this year, looking to nearly double last year’s efforts of just over $59,000 raised.  The race portion of the event, beginning at 6:30 am, will be followed by a pancake breakfast, in which the general public is invited to attend, with the concert, featuring renowned Hall of Fame songwriter Jeffrey Steele wrapping up the evening, beginning at 6:30 pm on the Great Lawn at the Westhaven Residents Club.  

The whole family is welcomed to participate in all the events, and run, jog or walk the certified distance.  The course, running through the Westhaven community, will feature a design that is appealing to everyone, from the serious running to the casual walker.  There will also be a kids run immediately following the 5K run / walk.  Register for the race at

The Concert 4 The Cure, is now in its eighth year.  The event was started by the Stacey family, after their mother, Theresa Stacey, lost her twelve-year long battle with the disease in 2001.  Thus far, the Stacey family has raised over $340,000 though these concerts.  “We are excited to have this opportunity to honor our mother with the eighth Concert 4 The Cure.  We are fortunate to have so many caring people join us in our campaign to fight cancer,” they said. VIP Tickets are $100, and include dinner, Adults are $25 and Children Under 13 are $15. Tickets can also be purchased online at

All proceeds from both events will benefit the Franklin 4 The Cure Discovery Grant, which supports vital cancer research at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.  Discovery grants provide seed funding for cancer researchers to pursue ideas that can lead to breakthrough discoveries in the fight against cancer.  Findings from this preliminary research is dire to obtain additional funding from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and other federal agencies that grant millions every year to support further cancer research. 

For more information on registering a team, to make donations to the event, or purchase concert tickets, which are available now, while contributing to this year’s goal to raise $100,000, please visit

Posted on: 9/10/2013


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