15th Annual Race for Research a Success!
Our first 5K debuted in 2000 and was dedicated in memory of Tom Clarke, Debbie Cox, and Hans Greathouse. Since then, Race for research quickly became established as our annual fundraising event. Successful fundraising efforts over the first few years enabled the SBTF to support brain tumor research in the form of equipment grants. In 2005, the first research grant awards were issued.
Your support over the years has allowed us to fund 36 brain tumor research projects to date. Positive outcomes, from funded projects, have advanced brain tumor research and resulted in publication. Without your support these advancements would not have been possible. More than 1,500 were present at this year's event which occurred at Central Park in Atlantic Station. Thank you for joining us and for your support.
The Ansley Charity Tennis Pro-Am Invitational - Known for raising significant monies for several great causes, the Ansley Charity Tennis Pro-Am gives back to local area charities. For the third consecutive year, the SBTF has been honored with the nomination as a co-benefactor of this annual event. Ansley members Philip & Brenda Etheridge, who lost their son Mark in 2012, and David Hopkins, who lost his wife Sally, championed this nomination. The tremendous support and commitment from the Ansley members goes a very long way to help the SBTF raise funds in support of much needed brain tumor research. Through their annual, weekend-long event, participants compete for the Ansley Pro-Am trophy while raising funds to benefit the selected charity(ies). This year's event occurred August 15-17, 2014 and featured some of the region's elite tennis professionals paired with some of Ansley's top tennis players.
The Muddy Duck Dash 2015 - the 4th annual Muddy Duck Dash will again benefit the SBTF!!! This 3.5 mile obstacle style course, consists of 12-15 which take participants over, under, through, and around water, hay bail climbs, 6' wall, shallow ponds, creek runs, mud pit and more. All racers will be provided with a rubber duck as part of their race packet and must remain with you at all times through the course. This event, sponsored by Safelite Auto Glass, is slated for April 25, 2015. Professor Warren Caputo tells us he selected the SBTF back in 2012 as the event benefactor because of a particular student, whom he met while completing his post-doc at UGA. That student is doing well and continues to remain in remission; the Muddy Duck Dash is their way of showing support for this special student. The North Georgia Heart Center, also runs in support of loved ones. Team Muddy Duckers run in remembrance of Greg Boss and Miram Fowler.
Kroger Community Rewards (KCR) - you can show year round support of the SBTF each time you use your Kroger Plus card. There is no cost to participate; simply register online at www.kroger.com/communityrewards. Update your profile, select the Southeastern Brain Tumor Foundation, and use your Kroger Plus card at checkout. Through Kroger's commitment to helping communities grow and prosper, nonprofit organizations like the SBTF can earn thousands of dollars each quarter. Enrolling in the KCR program is easier than ever. Not a Kroger plus card holder, simply register online in 5 minutes or less. Can't find our Foundation in the list of charities? Simply begin typing our name should appear in the drop down list. Thank you for your support.
General Donations - Special events and activities occur throughout the year. These events are in honor, in memory and in celebration of the life of a loved one. To make an online donation honoring and celebrating those lives, click here.