9th Annual Cheval Cares Family Fun Run (Virtual) Description

2020 VIRTUAL CHEVAL CARES 5K EVENT IS A HUGE SUCCESS!

We are completely blown away by the outpouring of support we have received from sponsors, donors, local businesses, families, neighbors, and committee volunteers this year, especially in such uncertain times.  While we were definitely motivated to raise as much awareness and funding for childhood cancer research as possible, we never imagined we could even get close to the same numbers as in past years with the economic downturn and covid pandemic.  But because of YOU, we are excited to say that the 2020 Cheval Cares event will be donating over $40,000 net to the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation toward their important mission!!!

SPONSORS:

We are so grateful to our sponsors that continue to donate despite so many changes and challenges in 2020.  Please make sure to notice their logos on our event website, t-shirts, and banners, and support their businesses when you can!  They are giving generously to help our community, and we would like to give back now more than ever!  Big thanks to our amazing sponsors for this year:

 

PRESENTING:

+ Allstate - Tampabay Insurance Partners – The Arndt Family

PLATINUM:

+ JK Cancer Fund, Inc.

+ The Club at Cheval

SILVER:

+ Abby’s Health & Nutrition

+ Cal-Maine Foods

+ CrossFit Lutz & CrossFit Citrus Park

+ Guardian Trust

+ Radice Family Chiropractic

+ Riley’s Organic Dog Treats

+ Sharky’s Car Wash

BRONZE:

+ Barbara Gibson – Mihara & Associates

+ DeDomenico Orthodontics & DeDomenico Pediatric Dentistry

+ The McCardle Family

+ The Ponzoli Family

+ The Trotter Family

+ Vein Care Specialists – Lakeland

+ Veterans National Property Services

DEDICATED DONORS:

+ 4th Generation Flooring

+ #abstractartcanvas

+ Bay Dermatology

+ Law Offices of Kara Evans

+ Lake Park Dental

+ Morgenstern, Phifer & Messina, PA

+ Natalie Baird Mediation

+ Pampering Plumber

+ Sunshine Pediatrics

+ Telesource Partners

+ The Agnew Family

+ The Farooq Family

+ The Peck Family

+ The Roig Family

+ The Whitney Family

PARTICIPANTS & RACE RESULTS:

We were fortunate enough to have donors and participants from 15 different US states, plus a few overseas in England, Germany, and even Thailand!!!  How special to know that our small but mighty community Cheval Cares event has made an impact in other places too!  Please continue to post your pictures on social media with #chevalcares or email them to me so we have some special memories from this virtual year! 😊

Great job to all the runners and walkers that participated in the 5k.  It was certainly different to make your own course, but we still had some speedy competition out there!  Congrats to the following finishers!  

MENS DIVISION:

1st – Derek Whitman           24:33

2nd – Marcos Crescencio    24:38

3rd       Jeff Hull         26:52

4th – 10th places:  Mark Edwards, Todd Webster, Chris Myers, Scott Cochran, Joe Navarre, Andy Roig, Michael Schneider-Christians

LADIES DIVISION:

1st – Megan Meister 23:04

2nd -    Jelena Nikolic           23:45

3rd -     Krystal Voegtli          24:12

4th - 10th place -        Ainsley Edwards, Monica Contreras, Brynn McCardle, Adrienne Locke, Krista Lallemand, Tammy Clarke, Cristina Wehle

YOUTH BOYS DIVISION:

1st – Tyson McCardle

2nd – Evan Locke

3rd – Julian Roig

YOUTH GIRLS DIVISION:

1st – Annabella Whitney

2nd – Natalie Roig

3rd – Emily Locke

TOP FUNDRAISERS:

We would especially like to recognize MICHAEL DOUGLAS and his team HANNAH’S HONOR for once again raising over $5,000 for pediatric cancer research!  Wow!  You all are incredible!  Michael organizes this team each year in loving memory of his sweet daughter Hannah and we are so blessed to be able to partner together with this group in funding research in her honor. 

One more big shoutout to the “KIDS 4 A CURE” team for organizing a fantastically successful book sale once again.  What a special group of compassionate young ladies and gentlemen. Thank you for working hard to raise almost $500 for the cause!!!

CHILDREN WE HONOR

As you know, the true inspiration behind this entire event is the brave children who are warriors in the fight against cancer.  Although we were not able to recognize each of them in person at our starting line this year, we still want to share how special they are.  These children are the reason we have come together for 9 years now, and we want to continue funding much needed research and hope in their honor.  Please see the attachments for their stories and photos:

+ Amaya

+ Aubriana

+ Brittany

+ Callie

+ Connor

+ Hannah

+ Finn

+ Jake

+ Noah

+ Samantha

+ Stella

+ Tanner

SEPTEMBER IS NATIONAL CHILDHOOD CANCER AWARENESS MONTH!

There will be another opportunity to get involved with the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation this month if you would like to continue to support the mission.  The “43 Challenge” was created in honor of the 43 children that are diagnosed each day with this dreaded disease, and the event encourages participants to walk, run, or roll for 43 minutes, or 4.3 miles, or even do 43 miles in a week or throughout the month.  Feel free to join the Cheval Cares team or form your own!  Just go to https://secure.qgiv.com/event/walk-run-roll-virtual/ for more!

10th ANNIVERSARY CHEVAL CARES 5K IN SEPTEMBER 2021!!!

We will certainly let you know when we have set a date for next year’s special 10th Anniversary Cheval Cares 5k!  We pray that we will be able to hold the event in person and enjoy the excitement and camaraderie of the race and family fun activities.  Until then, we’re wishing health and safety for you and your loved ones.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making such a signifiant contribution toward the mission to fund research and hope for children battling cancer!

Our Newest Participants

  • HH Heather Hamilton
  • CM Cindy Meyer
  • KB Kayla Buhnerkemper
  • MB Melissa Buhnerkemper
  • EM Emily Millman
  • CT Christina Tribble
  • KL Krista Lallemand
  • TW Todd Webster
  • KV Karen Villegas
  • JH Jeff Hull
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