Lisa’s Army is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing comfort to courageous individuals currently undergoing cancer treatments. After being diagnosed at age 20, amidst her own battle with ovarian cancer, Lisa Loonstyn-Golden launched a crusade in the name of fighters everywhere. She believed that no one should fight alone, so, with the help of her family and friends, Lisa’s Army was formed. It is an organization dedicated to comforting men, women and children with cancer. The goal of Lisa’s Army is to make a difference in the world just like Lisa was able to accomplish in her short time with us. Now, we continue to fight in her name, and invite you to join our Army!
Lisa’s favorite holiday was Halloween and she was affectionately called “Pumpkin”. In Lisa’s memory, Lisa’s Army holds The Pumpkins in the Park 5K every October to raise funds for our Comfort Care Packages. The race brings together families and friends in their Halloween best to parade their costumes and enjoy the fall weather in Philadelphia’s beautiful parks. We have pumpkin decorating, costume contests, fundraising competitions, and a photo stand. This year’s race will take place at Memorial Hall on October 21, 2017. Race Start time is 8:00 a.m.
Please join us for kids’ activities and enjoy music from a local DJ. Survivors and their loved ones are encouraged to stop by the Survivor Tent.
THE KIDS SPIRIT SPRINT
A free event for children of walking age to 5 years old.
The beautiful course starts in front of the Please Touch Museum in Memorial Hall and winds through Fairmount Park’s Horticultural Center, past the Japanese Tea House and finishes right in front of the Please Touch Museum.
CREATE A TEAM – FUNDRAISING AS A TEAM IS ALWAYS MORE FUN!
Participating in the Pumpkins In the Park 5K Walk/Run is more fun when you share the experience with your co-workers, family, and friends. Your support is greater as a team because of your combined fundraising efforts! This year the top fundraising team wins your personal VIP Tent with breakfast!
Individual Fundraising is also available and welcomed.
THIS YEAR’S INCENTIVE
Each individual (fundraising on a team or as an individual) who raises a minimum of $500.00 will have their race fee waived. Check back here more additional fundraising incentives.
BECOME A SPONSOR
A Pumpkins in the Park Sponsorship is a great way to get involved in the Lisa’s Army community. Contact Marie at [email protected] for a Sponsorship Pack and see how your sponsorship will increase your company’s engagement and visibility with our community.
For more information, follow Lisa’s Army Running Club on Facebook or contact Danielle McCormick at [email protected]
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Information about the event is available in : English