DUE TO THE WEATHER LAST WEEKEND, THE RACE HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO THIS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27! REGISTRATION IS TEMPORARILY BACK OPEN, BUT NEW REGISTRANTS MAY NOT RECEIVE A T-SHIRT OR MEDAL SINCE THEY HAVE ALREADY BEEN ORDERED.
ASK is a 501(c) non profit organization which provides financial, spiritual, social, and emotional support directly to children and families. ASK was founded in 1975 by a small group of parents of pediatric cancer patients at MCV Hospital in Richmond, VA. They joined together to provide mutual support, to search for answers and to deal with the devastating diagnosis.Today ASK continues to walk in the footsteps of its founders, determined in the mission “Making Life Better for Children With Cancer.” ASK steps in at the time of diagnosis to help the family deal with the non-clinical side of what’s happening. While the hospital and medical staff focus on the treatment, ASK works to provide the children and their families with the quality-of-life support they need.
ASK provides assistance, support, and kindness to make life better for children with cancer. While the hospital and medical staff focus on treatment, ASK works to provide the quality of life support needed to make life with cancer less traumatic from diagnosis through treatment and beyond.
ASK supports the ASK Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Clinic at the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at Virginia Commonwealth University. We fund a child psychologist, chaplain, and child life therapist who work at the clinic and provide immediate services to children and their families during cancer treatment.
Net Proceeds from the race will be donated to the organization.