Hands On Racing takes off in Florida!
13-year-old T.J. and 8-year-old Marc went behind the scenes with the National Hot Rod Association in Gainesville, Florida earlier this month, spending the day with drivers and learning the ins and outs of drag racing. Though both boys are battling cancer, they enjoyed a day on the racetrack, learning the tricks of the trade and perhaps even finding a new hobby to enjoy!
More Hands On Adventures will be taking place in Texas, North Carolina, Colorado, and Georgia in the near future, so we’ll have even more updates to share from throughout the country!
Port to Fort: The Final Countdown
Less than one month until one of our most exciting events of the year! The Port to Fort 6k race, presented by The Home Depot, is sure to be a blast for families and avid runners alike. Named one of CBS Baltimore’s Best Racing events, the 6k course through historic Fort McHenry is one you won’t want to miss!
But hurry…registration price increases tomorrow! Don’t wait, register today!
Participants can look forward to a new race location and course, tech race shirts, fundraising prizes, medals for top finishers, and a post-race picnic sponsored by The Greene Turtle!
Port to Fort 2014 – Saturday, April 26th @ 8am
Coke Field (NEW location!) – Baltimore, MD
Save the Date!
The Ocean City Spring Gala is quickly approaching, and you definitely won’t want to miss this fun black-tie event at the Clarion Resort in Ocean City, MD on Friday, April 11th. Guests will enjoy dinner, entertainment, an amazing auction, and words from our guest speaker, Erin Phillips, a “graduate” of Believe In Tomorrow’s programs. Get your tickets today by contacting 410-723-2842 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’re also excited for our $10,000 Cash Bash Raffle, which will be at a NEW location this year – Bond Street Social in Baltimore, MD! This year’s Cash Bash will be on Thursday, June 5th and will be the best odds you’ve ever seen at winning cash prizes. Remember, you don’t have to be there to win…keep an eye out for tickets to go on sale soon!
Need A Little Inspiration?
With the warmer weather approaching, it’s the perfect opportunity to get out and get fundraising for Believe In Tomorrow! From a neighborhood lemonade stand to a benefit cocktail party, there are dozens of ways you can help raise a little bit extra for our children and families.
Run for Believe In Tomorrow! Signed up for an upcoming race and want to fundraise on our behalf? No sweat! We can set you up with your own fundraising page. Several of our friends in Ocean City, MD will be doing just that as part of “Team BIT” during the upcoming Ocean City Half Marathon.
Wine and dine for Believe In Tomorrow! Get in touch with your favorite local bar or restaurant to set up a fundraiser with a portion of a night’s proceeds going to Believe In Tomorrow.
Golf for Believe In Tomorrow! Some of our friends enjoy spending an afternoon on the fairway at one of many golf tournaments hosted for Believe In Tomorrow. A few upcoming ones include The Grunwald Club Tournament (4/28), the OC Spring Golf Classic (5/11), Ravens Nest #14 Tournament (7/25), and the Scunny McCusker Elvis Invitational (9/15).
Interested in hosting your own fundraiser for Believe In Tomorrow? Get in touch with us and we’ll be happy to help! Check out our events calendar for other ideas of current fundraisers.
Ava’s Fight Against Childhood Cancer
On December 9, 2011, the Buhr family’s world was turned upside down when their 2 ½-year-old daughter, Ava, was diagnosed with Pre-B Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, a type of childhood cancer. She’s gone through more chemotherapy treatments than an adult cancer patient would, she’s taken too many pills and had too many spinal taps to count, has lost her hair, and has spent the past two years at doctors’ offices rather than in preschool or on playdates with other kids her age. But this month, Ava finished her last dose of treatment. Ava has beaten cancer!
An Alternative Spring Break with Believe In Tomorrow
April is national volunteer month, which makes us even more appreciative of this great group! A dozen students from the University of Missouri decided to forgo a sunny, tropical spring break in favor of a more heartwarming experience: volunteering at Believe In Tomorrow’s facilities in Baltimore, Maryland. For a week, they spent time at our hospital housing facilities and main headquarters, helping out in so many ways!