There are only 3 weeks left before this year’s 3rd ANNUAL CRSS Race for Hope on Sat., Sept. 10, 2011!   If you haven’t already registered to run or walk or made a donation we do hope that you will consider doing so.


  • Register for our 5K Run/Walk (all ages)
  • Families and Walkers are encouraged to join Team “Walk with Ronald” (all ages)
  • HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS (Grades 9-12) can compete to win a new SMARTBoard interactive whiteboard (A Big “Thank You!” to the Guilderland HS Girls’ Field Hockey Team just registered the team last week!)

**Prizes for TOP Individual Fundraisers this year include2 round trip Southwest Airlines travel vouchers!

Go to www.raceforhopealbany.com to register/donate online or print out mail-in forms, course map and directions.

Capital Region Special Surgery founded this event and underwrites all costs associated with the execution of this 5K to enable 100% of all registration fees, donations, and corporate sponsorship monies to go toward fundraising.

Two beneficiaries are:
o   Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Capital Region
o   Patient Services* at St. Peter’s Cancer Care Center

*We established a new fund (managed through St. Peter’s Hospital Foundation) for under-insured and uninsured patients to receive any/all of the following:

· Antiemetic (anti-nausea) medication
· Nutrional supplements
· Pain medication
· Gas cards, grocery cards, and help with items such as school supplies for children of parents in treatment


About CRSS Race for Hope

Since 2009, the Capital Region Special Surgery Race for Hope events have raised over $200,000, of which all monies have been dedicated to fundraising, since overhead costs are underwritten by Capital Region Special Surgery. This year's 5K will be held on Saturday, September 30, 2017. The major goal of the Capital Region Special Surgery – Race for Hope Fund, in partnership with the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region, is to make grants to not-for-profit organizations/programs serving uninsured and underinsured patients who are experiencing a financial hardship related to a brain, head, or neck cancer diagnosis in the Capital Region (Albany, Columbia, Fulton, Greene, Hamilton, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Warren, Washington counties). Thus far, these proceeds have been allocated to the following local 501c3 organizations: Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Capital Region, Inc. C.R. Wood Cancer Center at Glens Falls Hospital, Ellis Hospital Foundation, Inc., Saratoga Hospital—Mollie Wilmot Radiation Oncology Center, and patient services at St. Peter’s Cancer Care Center.
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