1001 Westhaven Boulevard
Westhaven Town Center
Franklin 4 The Cure, an all day event which includes ‘Run 4 The Cure 5K Run/Walk’ and ‘Concert 4 The Cure,’ takes place on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013 in the Westhaven community in West Franklin off New Highway 96W. The race portion of the event will take place in the morning with the concert in the evening. All events will fund the Franklin 4 the Cure Discovery Grant supporting important cancer research at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.
Run 4 the Cure is a 5K race and run/walk event. Bring the whole family and run, jog, or walk the certified distance and enjoy a Pancake Breakfast after the race. This flat course winds through Westhaven and will be enjoyable for everyone from the serious runner to the casual walker. Kids runs will be held following the 5k. Kids activities will be held in the “Hope Street” family area after the race.
Concert 4 The Cure – An evening with Jeffrey Steele will take place Saturday, Sept. 14th, starting at 6:30 PM on the Great Lawn at the Westhaven Residents Club. Tickets to the concert are now available at http://www.franklin4thecure.org for $25 and $10 for children. Beverages and food will be available for purchase at The Great Lawn. A limited number of VIP Experience tickets are available for $100 per person and includes hors d’oeuvres and beverages with a premium view of the concert from the balcony.
Discovery grants provide seed funding for cancer researchers to pursue bold ideas in the lab that can lead to breakthrough discoveries in the fight against cancer. Findings from preliminary research supported by these grants are essential to obtain funding from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and other federal agencies that grant millions every year to support cancer research.
The Concert 4 The Cure, now in its 8th year, was started by the four sons of Theresa Stacey, after their beloved mother lost her twelve year battle with the disease in 2001. Her courageous fight became an inspiration to everyone she touched. The Stacey family has raised over $340,000 through these concerts and feels a sense of purpose behind their desire to organize them. ‘We are excited to have this opportunity to honor our mother with this sixth Concert 4 The Cure. We are fortunate to have so many caring people join us in our campaign to fight Cancer by funding research,’ they said.