Reach Athletes Crush Las Vegas Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon
Reach Athletes ventured to Nevada the weekend of November 15 to participate in the Las Vegas Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon. This iconic destination race brought together 8 members of our community, including past Reach Athletes, Family Reach staff members, the mother of a cancer-hero, and more inspiring runners. Not only did the team crush 13.1 miles, but they also raised $15,000 for cancer patients and their families!
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The vibe on the Vegas strip last night matched the #reachathlete energy, and together we completed another 13.1 💚. As always, thank you for the support and encouragement. We can all do small things to make a big impact, especially when surrounded by strong people like this. #stripatnight
“We can all do small things to make a big impact, especially when surrounded by strong people like this,” shared Reach Athlete Erin Hynes.
The smaller group size quickly bonded the team as they enjoyed activities that only Vegas could offer. Soaking up the sun on a morning run, dining at Magianno’s, and dancing all night after seeing Kesha live in concert! During the race itself, the city shut down The Strip at night so runners could experience Vegas in its truest form – there were even bands playing at every mile.
“The trip was fabulous! Great people, great energy, and a very well run race,” said Amanda Bruneau, Community Engagement Manager at Family Reach.
Being a Reach Athlete means more than raising funds and awareness, but finding others who believe in a mission that is greater than themselves. Thank you to everyone who participated in this race and continues to spread the word about Family Reach!
Over 100 thought leaders came together for a collaborative think-tank event that propelled the fight against financial toxicity caused by cancer.
Shortly after Michael’s cancer diagnosis, financial worries began to burden his family. Working with a free financial planner relieved some of the stress.
Thanks to our generous community, Hope for the Holidays 2019 raised an incredible amount to support families facing the financial barriers of cancer.