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7/25/2009 - Barbara Cook Run-Ride-Walk for Cancer

The 2nd annual Run-Ride-Walk at New Jersey Motorsports Park, benefiting the Lance Armstrong and South Jersey Healthcare Foundations is scheduled for Saturday, July 25th, 2009. This year’s benefit will honor the memory of Barbara Cook, an avid athlete and cofounder of Quality Lincoln Mercury Hyundai who died suddenly from pancreatic cancer in November 2008 at age 57. She was a remarkable businesswoman and a pillar in our community as she chaired many boards and participated in numerous charities.

The Barbara Cook Run-Ride-Walk for Cancer at New Jersey Motorsports Park will raise both awareness and funds to fight cancer. The number of events and activities has expanded from 2008. The following events are slated:

  • Barbara Cook, an avid athlete and cofounder of Quality Lincoln Mercury Hyundai who died suddenly from pancreatic cancer November 2008 at age 57.Fun Walk
  • 5K Run
  • 10K Run
  • 8-Mile Fun Ride
  • 31-Mile Ride
  • 62-Mile Ride
  • Award Ceremony
  • Barbeque Reception featuring The Snake Brothers Band and DJ
  • Cycling and Running Expo featuring FUJI Bikes and Champion System, plus other merchants

The BBQ reception is open to all for a cost of $25, and will include BBQ chicken, pulled pork sandwiches, hot dogs, corn on the cob, fruit and fresh vegetables, and beverages. The Snake Brothers will provide music and entertainment throughout the evening. Participants registered in the run, ride and walk portions of the event are invited to the BBQ for just an additional $10.

At the reception, a number of donated items will be part of a silent auction. Highlights include: a Patrick Dempsey-autographed race car panel from the Dempsey Racing Mazda RX-8 driven during the Rolex 24 At Daytona; tickets to Philadelphia Phillies games, including seats in the Hall of Fame Club; a signed whiskey barrel head from Maker's Mark; a barbecue package for 30 people at the location of your choice from Absolute Barbecue & Catering; two bicycles (one adult, one child) from Tuckahoe Bike Shop; a Jon Bon Jovi and Ron Jaworski-signed football; a one year gym membership from South Jersey Healthcare Fitness Connection; gift certificates for a tour of Cumberland County restaurants; and numerous other items.

The event will end with a candlelight walk around the F1 New Jersey karting track, with participants walking in honor of cancer survivors or in memory of loved ones. The candlelight walk will be open to everyone, with a glass candleholder and candle through a donation from UPS.

Children 12 and under are able to participate for free in each of the activities at the Barbara Cook Run-Ride-Walk for Cancer, benefiting the Lance Armstrong and South Jersey Healthcare Foundations. A kid's zone featuring inflatable games will be set up for entertainment throughout the evening.

Please join us on Saturday, July 25th and help our fight against cancer. For complete information, or to register, visit Click To Open Additional Informatin About The Barbara Cook Run-Ride Walk For Cancer