|Sundae Stroll, in memory of Cheryl Foltz, will benefit pancreatic cancer network|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff|
|Thursday, 06 June 2013 09:09|
The first annual Sundae Stroll will be held June 15 at 1240 W. Wooster St., Bowling Green, with all net proceeds benefitting Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.
The goal of the 5K walk with a twist, is to raise money and awareness for pancreatic cancer, America's fourth-leading cause of cancer deaths.
Jerry Foltz created this event in memory of his wife, Cheryl Foltz, who lost her battle to the disease in May 2012. With an overall 5 year survival rate of just 6 percent, pancreatic cancer is a disease with no prevention, no early tests and, unless detected in its early stages, no cure.
Cheryl was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer on March 27, 2012. Exactly 8 weeks later on May 27, she lost her battle. Many may remember her over the years as a smiling face at the former Ole Butcher Shop, which she and her husband owned for more than 18 years. In 2001, her dream of owning an ice cream shop was fulfilled with the opening of the Sundae Station. She was the proud owner of the Sundae Station for 11 years. She loved that little shop, and all her friends that came in there.
The Sundae Stroll begins at 9 a.m., with registration starting at 8:30 a.m. Register in advance online at www.thesundaestroll.com. The pre-event registration fee of $32.64 per person, includes a participant T-shirt, water, snacks and your very own Save-a-Life Sundae at the finish line. The registration fee for children age 10 and under is $16.82.
All participants are encouraged to raise funds to support pancreatic cancer research.
For more information and to register online, visit the Web site at www.thesundaestroll.com.
Additional information is also available on Facebook (The Sundae Stroll 5k.)
Supporters can also help the cause by purchasing a Memorial Sign for $50. If you have lost a loved one to any form of cancer and would like to honor them, purchase a sign in their memory and it will put it out on the route for all of walkers to see. Purple PanCAN bracelets can also be purchased online for $2.
Each year more than 40,000 people will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Of those diagnosed, nearly 25,000 will lose their battle within the year. There currently is no cure for pancreatic cancer. Less than two percent of government funding for cancer research goes to support pancreatic cancer. Ninety percent of the funds raised at The Sundae Stroll will go directly to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.
Too many lives have been cut short.
Cheryl Foltz loved nothing more than seeing smiles on the faces of those who devoured the ice cream she served up at the Sundae Station. She spent her life giving everything she had to others. Help keep her spirit alive and fight the fight she never had a chance to win. Cheryl's life won't be defined by cancer; her life will be defined by the number of lives she touched.
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