SportsSignup and the Freihofer’s Run for Women presented checks totaling more than $16,000 to the Melodies Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at Albany Medical Center, a result of directed giving by participants in Saturday’s Freihofer’s Run for Women and matching donations from SportsSignup through our “Kids Helping Kids” campaign.
The combined donations were more than double the amount raised by the event to benefit the Melodies Center in 2012!
Participants in the ceremonial check presentation Wednesday were, left to right: George Regan, event director for the Freihofer’s Run for Women; Dr. Vikramjit Kanwar, pediatric oncologist and director of the Melodies Center; Anthony Bruno, CEO of SportsSignup.
“We’re so proud to be associated with the Melodies Center and of the many Freihoher’s Run for Women and Junior 3K runners who joined us in supporting the work of this outstanding institution,” said our CEO Anthony Bruno “I know first-hand just how much the Melodies Center does for children and families in the Capital Region and beyond. We are looking forward to continuing our partnership in supporting this race and promoting a healthy lifestyle for young people in the region.”
As the presenting sponsor of the Freihofer’s Junior 3K, we matched each $10 registration fee for the race with a $10 donation to the Melodies Center. A record field of 207 runners between 9 and 13 participated in Saturday’s race. In addition, SportsSignup is matching $7,075 in directed donations from Freihofer’s Run for Women participants who chose to support the Melodies Center as part of their online race registrationsp.
“Participants in the Freihofer’s Run for Women show their determination and spirit every year, and now through our partnership with SportsSignup, they’ve proved themselves to be generous and community-focused as well,” said George Regan, event director of the Freihofer’s Run for Women. “These are women who through their example and involvement are making a positive difference every day, and we’re honored by their participation in our event.”