The Down Syndrome Association of Orange County is joining with the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation at the Cinco de Mayo Half Marathon at the Irvine Spectrum Center on Sunday, May 2 to raise funds for pediatric cancer research and the new CHOC Children’s Down Syndrome Program.
Did you know that on average one in every 95 children with Down syndrome will develop leukemia, compared with a rate of one in every 2,000 in the typical population? While the vast majority of children with Down syndrome will never develop leukemia, the disease remains one of the major health care concerns for our community.
You can sponsor the DSAOC team or register for the half marathon, 10K run, 5K run/walk or 1K kids fun run. Most of the registration fees go directly to the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation. However, your sponsorship dollars, plus $5 from each registration will go toward the CHOC Children’s Down Syndrome Program.
Visit http://www.pcrf-kids.com/reachingforthecure/ Click on “Register Here,” and then select “Join a Team.” Our team is listed as “Down Syndrome Assoc. of OC.”
If you prefer to register or sponsor over the phone or by mail, please contact DSAOC (714) 540-5794. Thank you!