On behalf of the Board of Trustees and Staff and families supported by the Tinina Q Cade Foundation, I thank you for supporting the 2016 MD Race for the Family hosted by Shady Grove Fertility. This years event was our largest and most successful to date. The weather was gorgeous- and the zoo was a beautiful venue. There were many notable moments. For those who completed the 5k portion of the event- the large hill in the zoo; The Physicians versus Embryologists Egg Challenge hosted by Donor Egg Bank USA; The animals coming out from the zoo into our finish line area to meet and greet everyone; the Toddler Trot and Great Zucchini performance; and of course announcing the winner of the $10,000 raffle were a few moments that will not be easily forgotten. We raised over $85,000- welcomed over 715 to the MD Zoo on event day and OVERCAME infertility with our laughter- our activity (walking and running) and our commitment to never give up!
We congratulate Casey Jolicoeur the first place female and Tymoteusz Kajstura the first place male. Race results are available at https://results.chronotrack.com/event/results/event/event-22108.
We celebrate along with the winner of the $10,000 towards fertility treatment raffle- Jeremy Hardesty. Jeremy immediately gave the prize to his best friend Jennifer Smith.
Please share your feedback about the race by completing a short survey at your convenience. This feedback will help us improve for next years event. The survey is availabe athttps://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QN5LJ5N.
Images from the Race for the Family and associated events (Savannah’s Playground, Physicians vs Embryologists Egg Challenge etc.) are available at https://2016raceforthefamily.shutterfly.com/.
We thank and celebrate our amazing sponsors for their help- without which the event would not have been possible. They include the following amazing organizations:
Shady Grove Fertility- Presenting Sponsor
FERRING Pharmaceuticals- Platinum Sponsor
Counsyl- Gold Sponsor
Irvine Scientific- Silver Sponsor
MEDSTAR Sports Health- Silver Sponsor and “Cuts and Bruises” tent Sponsor
Natera- Bronze Sponsor
FIREHOUSE Subs- Bronze Sponsor
Donor Egg Bank USA- Sponsor of the Physicians vs Embryologists Egg Challenge
ART parenting- Bronze Sponsor
Diversity Fertility- Bronze Sponsor
Richmond Construction Group- Love Sponsor
Baltimore Ravens- Love Sponsor
State Farms- Love Sponsor
5th Quarter Fresh- Love Sponsor
Smiths Medical- Love Sponsor
GIANT Foods- Love Sponsor
Thanks so much and we look forward to seeing you at next years Cade Foundation Race for the Family hosted by Shady Grove Fertility!