It’s that time of year again! Please join us for the 8th annual West Coast Allyson Whitney 5k on Saturday, May 11,2019. The walk will be held along the scenic Pacifica coastline (about a half hour away from San Francisco). We will meet at Linda Mar Beach (by the Taco Bell) at 9:45am and walk the trail to Rockaway. We are asking for at least a $25 donation for all participants that walk.
We will also be having raffle tickets for purchase. Raffle tickets are $5 ea or 5 for $20. Please check the facebook event page for details on raffle prizes. If you would like to purchase raffle tickets and you are unable to make it to the event please reach out to Kim Vogl.
What this foundation means to us?
As you all know the Allyson Whitney Foundation is very close to our hearts. Allyson was a very good friend of my son, Will, whom we had the pleasure of meeting on many occasions. Allyson lost her battle with Small Cell Cervical Cancer (Rare but There) at the age of 25 on Thanksgiving 2011. She was one of the most kind and giving people we know. During Allyson’s battle she made it her mission to give awareness to these rare cancers. Allyson's dream was to raise money to give grants to others fighting cancer to help make life easier on them. After her passing the Allyson Whitney Foundation was formed to continue her dream.
About Allyson Whitney Foundation
The Allyson Whitney Foundation is a nationally recognized 501 c3 charity and is a resource for the City of Hope, St Jude, Memorial Sloan Kettering and many states and institutions in-between. A grassroots movement of love and hope, this all volunteer organization has awarded Life Interrupted Grants to U.S. citizens between the ages of 15 and 35, who are currently undergoing treatment or recently finished protocol. Since inception, the foundation has awarded $269,000. in grants nationally. The grants cover unanticipated expenses including, but not limited to gas, tolls, transportation, hotels, rent, medical expenses, fertility options, wigs or integrative therapies. To date, the foundation has donated $80,000. to the MD Anderson Cancer Center for innovative research on small cell. The charity also distributes ‘Hope Comfort Bags’ to local hospital infusion suites for oncology patients, which I delivered to the Stanford Infusion Center in Redwood City last month.
To learn more about the Allyson Whitney Foundation please visit the website.
How to donate?
Visit the link below for all donations. We will accept cash and checks at the event.
Please help us continue Allyson’s dream and support this amazing Foundation.
We look forward to seeing you all May 11th.
Thank you for your support every year! Kim Vogl and Sarah Izidoro