Franklin 4 the Cure, an event that raises funds for discovery grants at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, will take place on September 9th in the Westhaven community, located three miles west of downtown Franklin.
The event will kick off on Saturday, September 9th with the Family Fun Run 5K at 8:00am. This 5K will wind through the beautiful landscaped streets and paved trails located in the Westhaven community.The run will conclude with a party at the finish line that will include a DJ, giveaways, sponsor booths, and tons of fun.
The Concert 4 the Cure, featuring Jeffery Steele, will take place on Saturday, September 9th starting at 6:00pm on the Great Lawn at the Westhaven Residents Club, located at 401 Cheltenham Avenue. Doors open at 5:30pm. Tickets are $35 for adults and $15 for children 10 and under. Beverages and food will be available for purchase. A limited number of VIP Experience tickets are available for $100 per person and include hors d’oeuvres and beverages with a premium view of the concert from the balcony. Purchase your tickets online here.
Proceeds from both the Family Fun Run and the Concert 4 the Cure will fund discovery grants at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. 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.