7,500 Participated in Cherry Creek Dam Race for Project C.U.R.E.
The 2nd Annual Cherry Creek Dam Race was a huge success for Project C.U.R.E., a provider of medical equipment and supplies for third world countries. It was a beautiful day in Greenwood Village as 7,500 people gathered together to run for the good cause. Taking place at the Village Greens Park, residents were there to support each other while learning about the project.
According to The Villager Newspaper, Mark Crowley, race director and KNUS Radiodirector of Digital Business Development, made sure everything was planned and implemented for the event. The radio station is the primary sponsor of the race, and is meant to honor Don Morrison, a former Greenwood Village city councilman, businessman and overall leader who passed away about four years ago.
Last weekend, the turnout was immense compared to the previous year. This is only the second time they’ve put on the race to raise money and it was exciting to see everyone there. “We were absolutely pleased with the outcome and our real goal was to launch a fundraiser for Project C.U.R.E.,” said Crowley in the recent article.
Other local sponsors provided giveaways for the walkers, runners and bikers that day, including The Villager. Winners of the 5K race were members of Don Morrison’s family. Also, Peter Boyles, 70, a popular talk show host received first place in the 25-mile bike ride with a time of 1 hour and 23 minutes.
Overall, the event was a success for the community and raised critical funding to help other countries with medical problems. To find out more information on Project C.U.R.E and how to help go to www.projectcure.org.