ActivEdge became a leading sponsor, this year, in it’s forth year of participation in this great event! We had several families (including some dogs) that joined us in supporting this strong organization. A special thanks to the Drewry’s, Ervin’s, and Ward’s for bringing their families and participating. Placing among the top 3 in their age groups included: David Drewry, 2nd in 40-49 males and 21st overall, and Jody Christmas, 2nd in the 50-59 females. Total registered for the 5K race was 1,089 people. Race registration and packet pick-up was the day before at ActivEdge.
Angels Among Us is a celebration of life, strength, courage and commitment. It has become a national event, with thousands coming from all across the country to volunteer, participate, and make a difference.
The event begins with a 5K run through the Duke campus, and then features a wonderful family fun walk through the beautiful Sarah P. Duke Gardens. It has a family-friendly focus with entertainment, food, raffle, souvenirs, activities and prizes for children, and a closing ceremony where the top ten fundraising teams receive an award, and the grand total for the event is announced.
The success of Angels Among Us has continued to grow each year with the help of many committed volunteers, Duke staff, and the teams made up of families and friends of those who have had brain or spinal tumors. At the first event in 1994, a total of $27,000 was raised. This year’s event raised over $1,145,911. Unbelievable!