Friday, May 8, 2015

Mother's Day 5K Walk/Run at Montrose Beach Sponsored By Papa Ray's Pizza‏

We heard from Matt Villareal of Papa Ray's (located at 4757 N Sheridan):

"I just wanted to share with your readers about an event coming up this week. It is on Sunday, Mother's Day, May 10th, 2015 at 9am. It is a 5k run/walk that will start at Montrose Beach to Foster Beach and back. The run/walk is an event to help spread the word and gain support for a very important cause: Stop the Clot.

Over 274 people every single day die from blood clots which is greater than the total number of people who lose their lives each year to AIDS, breast cancer, and motor vehicle crashes combined.

Blood clots affect people — people from all walks of life — and no one person is any less important than another.  It’s difficult to look at the numbers, and not think of the individuals — their families, their friends — and not ask oneself, “Could I be at risk for a blood clot?”  The answer most certainly is, “Yes, everyone is affected by blood clots.”  Blood clots don’t discriminate.

Tragically, too many lives are affected by blood clots, and too many lives are lost because public awareness about life-threatening blood clots is so low.  Study after study have shown that fewer than a 1 in 4 people have any recognition of blood clots or their signs and symptoms.

One person every 6 minutes dies from a blood clot. Mind Blown? Mine was. So we here at Papa Ray's are taking up the cause. We are helping sponsor the 5k run/walk on this Mother's Day. Come out to Montrose beach and say hello, we'll be at the Papa Ray's table."

Here's what you need to know about: the swag!  Come down the day of the walk (advice: get there by 7:30am) and register in person for $36.  Papa Ray's will have "a whole bunch of free goodies and a raffle with some fantastic prizes (like a free $100 pizza party at your house by Papa Ray's and two $50 pizza parties, and more). There will be free gourmet pancakes at the end of the race, need I say more.  Stop by our Papa Ray's Pizza & Wings table at the end of the run/walk and say hello." Everyone who registers will be entered into the raffle!

In addition, there will also be a ton of other organizations out there, including Target, Aspire Drinks, Road Runner Sports, Ferrara Candy Company and live entertainment including a DJ and a whole lot more. It will be a fun filled morning at the beach on Mother's Day. Everyone's welcome to come on down.

Read more at Stop The Clot Chicago.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you, Papa Rays for being involved in the community. I love your mac n' cheese!