A virtual 5K hosted by Sea a Cure
Is being organized to help raise money for City of Hope, one of the nation’s top research centers for cancer and disease. Sea a Cure was started in 1999 by Orca Bay seafood when one of their own was diagnosed with cancer. Since reviving it in 2006, Sea a Cure has grown into a campaign driven by all members of seafood; from harvesters to suppliers, manufactures and seafood lovers all with the same goal to raise awareness and support the cause.
“The connection with Orca Bay is that we remain to spearheadSea a Cure, but with the help of other leaders in the seafood industry and fishing community.”
Lilani Estacio, is the marketing and communications manager for Orca Bay Seafood, is one of the lead organizers of the Sea a Cure campaign.
“We went the route of a virtual 5K because of geographic logistics. The decision makers and leaders of Sea a Cure are all over the map. We thought it would be a fun way to get people active and moving when the can and where ever they are.”
Participants can sign up at Eventbrite and register under Run Sea a Cure.
“Once registered on Eventbrite a confirmation email will be sent with details on how to record your time.”
The 5k can either be done by walking, running or with use of an elliptical between March 9th and March 14th.
“We recommend that participants use a phone app, running app, or at the very least a timer to record your times and mileage.”
Estacio says it an all-around good cause.
“Aside from providing funds for innovative cancer and disease research, all participants will be entered to win raffle prizes- including salmon sister swag, orca bay seafood, brooks running, and lulu lemon. The fastest times properly recorded in the categories mentioned will also win prizes from the mentioned companies – plus bragging rights!”
From Alaska to Boston seafood group members will be lacing up their sneakers for the cause.
“In Anchorage, the team at Rising Tide Communications will be running their 5K, and in Boston, Cassandra Squibb of Squibb & Co and Elizabeth Herendeen of Salmon State are planning a run along the Charles River in Boston. Other notable 5K runners are Claire from the Salmon Sisters, Nelly Hand from Drifters Fish, as well as Michael Kohan and Alexa Tonkovich from ASMI.”
For registration information go to Sea a Cure and register at www.evenbrite.com
In Kodiak, I’m Stephanie Mangini.