CRSS Race for Hope Profile: Brian (age 7), Volunteer

Name: Brian

Age: 7

1) What do you like best about being a volunteer at the CRSS Race for Hope? Being able to pass out both yogurt and bananas to the racers and unpacking the food.

2) Why should kids volunteer at community and charity events? To help kids my age to help with their sickness, to help the community raise money and to celebrate the day with the people that come.

3) What song gets you out of bed and moving out the door on race day? I don’t need a song because I’m already so excited.  But if I did it would be “Boyfriend” by BTR (Big Time Rush).

4) Any advice on how to get through the day for a new (kid or grown-up) CRSS Race for Hope volunteer?  My advice would be to be friendly and a good helper.

5) What is your favorite memory of being a CRSS Race for Hope volunteer? The first year on the job* being a volunteer.

*Editor’s note: Brian was all of three years old (3, People!) the first year he volunteered and we can all vouch he arrived in the cold, dim of 6am (in October!) with his wonderful big sister, Amanda, and stayed the whole time, working enthusiastically and always with a smile in the food tent and did not leave until the end.



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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