Franklin 4 the Cure Raises Funds for Pediatric Cancer


Franklin 4 The Cure is Westhaven’s annual fundraiser benefiting Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital At Vanderbilt. This year’s event will take place on September 12, 2015.  The proceeds from Franklin 4 The Cure go to fund Discovery Grants for pediatric cancer research conducted right at Vanderbilt Hospital.

Franklin 4 The Cure, an all day event which includes ‘Run 4 The Cure 5K Run/Walk’ and ‘Concert 4 The Cure,’ and takes place 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.

Run 4 the Cure

Bring the whole family and run, jog, or walk 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.

Check-in and day-of registration is from 6:30a-7:30a, the 5K begins at 7:30a and Kids Fun Runs begin at 8:30a.

5K race registration is $30 and registration for Kids 12 & Under Fun Run is $20.

Register for the race here.

Concert 4 The Cure

This year’s concert, featuring Uncle Kracker, is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 12th, starting at 6:30 PM on the Great Lawn at the Westhaven Residents Club. Beverages and food will be available for purchase at The Great Lawn. A limited number of VIP Experience tickets are available and include hors d’oeuvres and beverages with a premium view of the concert from the balcony.

The Concert 4 The Cure, now in its 10th 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 feels a sense of purpose behind their desire to organize them.

‘We are excited to have this opportunity to honor our mother with this tenth 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.

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.

Tickets are $15 for children ages 12 and under, $30 for adults and VIP tickets are $100.

Buy tickets for Concert 4 the Cure here.

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