DID YOU KNOWEach year, 13,500 children are diagnosed with cancer in the U.S. That's two classrooms full of students diagnosed with cancer every school day.
Thank you for joining Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation at the 17th annual Run for the Bear. Your support helps us fight this devastating disease on behalf of every one of these brave children.
RACE RESULTSBear Necessities' Run for the Bear was held Sunday, October 2nd at Eastview Elementary in Algonquin, IL. With 685 participants registered, this 17th Annual event was a great success! Click here to view the 5K Run/Walk results by age group.Click here to view the 5.7 Mile Run** results by age group.**Due to a volunteer course marshal error, the 10K race distance was shortened by mistake. We sincerely apologize for the error and will take corrective measures to ensure this will not happen again. As all participants ran the same course/distance the results for the 5.7 Mile run are valid. The posted results reflect the new distance and will show the correct pace for your time.
A SPECIAL THANKSThe 17th annual Run for the Bear is generously sponsored by WLIT 93.9 Lite fm and Clear Channel Radio Chicago. Thank you for joining us as a partner in the fight against pediatric cancer.
ABOUT BEAR NECESSITIES
Eighteen years ago, Bear Necessities began in the Chicago hospital room where a boy named “Bear” battled Wilms Tumor, a pediatric cancer. At just eight-years-old, Bear often expressed more concern for his fellow patients than he did for himself. Early in 1993, after a hard 5 ½ years, Bear lost his battle. But through this national organization that now carries his name, Bear’s vision – to do what we can, when we can to help kids with cancer – lives on.
Learn more about Bear Necessities' programs and services at www.bearnecessities.org.