American Family Insurance Championship to host UW Carbone Cancer Center’s Race for Research June 15
Annual fundraiser becomes newest tournament week event. Registration opens today; more details at www.carbonesrace.org.
The PGA TOUR Champions American Family Insurance Championship will become the official host of the annual UW Carbone’s Race for Research this year.
The family-friendly 5K run/walk or 1-mile walk raises funds to support cancer research. UW Carbone’s Race for Research has raised more than $700,000 since its beginning in 2010 and has become a place for community members, patients, survivors, families and staff to join together to fight cancer.
This year’s event will take place Saturday, June 15, starting with check-in and registration at 8:30 a.m. at the Thomas Zimmer Championship Cross Country Course, located adjacent to the University Ridge Golf Course in Madison, Wis. Run/walk events start at 10 a.m.
“The American Family Insurance Championship is pleased to host UW Carbone’s Race for Research. This new event offers fans yet another way to get involved during tournament week – whether it’s attending the golf tournament, the concert at Breese Stevens Field, or the 5K run/walk,” said Nate Pokrass, American Family Insurance Championship tournament director. “Partnering with the UW Carbone Cancer Center on this important fundraising event will allow the tournament to have an even greater charitable impact, which, at its core, is what the American Family Insurance Championship is all about.”
"We are thrilled to partner with the American Family Insurance Championship on UW Carbone’s Race for Research,” said Dr. Howard Bailey, Andy & Susan North professor of cancer research, and director, UW Carbone Cancer Center. “Our signature 5K run/walk is an important gathering for our patients and families, providers, researchers, staff and community members. We are extremely happy with the opportunity to raise cancer awareness and cancer research funds for the hundreds of great cancer researchers at UW Carbone."
Race and registration details/register starting today
More details and registration for the race can be found at www.carbonesrace.org.
Everyone who registers receives a fundraising page online to share with family and friends. A unique aspect of this race is that participants are able to fundraise for their choice from a variety of specific cancer research funds.
Fees range from $15-$35 per participant, depending on several factors, such as registration date, age, and if running or walking. Children 0-5 are invited to participate for free. Participants who raise $100 or more on their personal fundraising pages will receive a special driFit t-shirt.
Additionally, all participants will receive a complimentary one-day admission ticket to the American Family Insurance Championship, with tournament play June 21-23 at University Ridge Golf Course.
For more information about UW Carbone Cancer Center, visit www.uwhealth.org/cancer. For more about the American Family Insurance Championship, visit the tournament’s website at www.AmFamChampionship.com or follow its social media channels: Twitter: @amfamchamp; Facebook: American Family Insurance Championship; and Instagram: AmFamChampionship.
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About UW Carbone Cancer Center
The UW Carbone Cancer Center is Wisconsin’s only federally designated comprehensive cancer center and combines cutting edge research with outstanding patient care. Web: www.uwhealth.org/cancer
About the American Family Insurance Championship
American Family Insurance, the PGA TOUR Champions and Wisconsin native Steve Stricker launched this professional golf tournament in June 2016. The American Family Insurance Championship, held annually at University Ridge Golf Course in Madison, Wis., features a 78-player field. Past champions include Scott McCarron (2018), Fred Couples (2017) and Kirk Triplett (2016). Championship week includes the three-day tournament, two Pro-Am competitions, 5K run/walk, charity concert and a special exhibition featuring celebrities from the sports and music industries. The 2019 event will be held June 15-23 with all proceeds allocated to the Steve Stricker American Family Insurance Foundation for distribution to the American Family Children’s Hospital and other charities. More than $4.7 million has been donated to charity since the inaugural event in 2016. For more information: Web: www.AmFamChampionship.com; Twitter: @AmFamChamp; Facebook: American Family Insurance Championship; Instagram: amfamchampionship #AmFamChamp