Long Beach, CA (PRWEB) October 13, 2012
The Arthritis National Research Foundation (ANRF), a non-profit organization that funds research to cure arthritis in over 50 million Americans, had over 30 race participants support its Racing For A Cure Program at the ICB Long Beach Marathon on October 7th.
This year, racers raised the highest amount of donations by the Racing For A Cure team at the ICB Long Beach Marathon since ANRF became an official charity of the race three years ago. The $ 5,025 they raised was second highest among all charities at the marathon this year.
Racing For A Cure is a unique program in which participants actively engage in a fundraising and awareness team for ANRF, regardless of where they are racing. The Arthritis National Research Foundation provides an accessible way for its advocates to stand by the cause while engendering a sense of team spirit and unity nationwide. Those team members at the ICB Long Beach Marathon to raise funds and awareness for arthritis research and to race took part in the 5K, half marathon, full marathon or bike tour.
“Running on the Racing For A Cure Team at Long Beach was such an amazing experience. I felt proud to be wearing the team jersey and it actually helped motivate me to keep running all the way to the end of 26.2 miles. I didn’t want to let my team down!, Racing For A Cure participant Shelly Hallman of Mammoth Lakes, California said.