Melissa's Race

Sanford, FL

Melissa's Race to Battle Brain Cancer 5K

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520 people each day, 21 people each hour are diagnosed with a brain tumor. There is no cure for brain cancer.
Only with research will that change. Our fundraising DIRECTLY benefits research, and stays LOCAL benefiting Florida Hospital.

Our goal is to raise $55,000 for brain cancer research!

Fund raise as an Individual and a Team Involve your neighbors!  Your company!  Your church!  Your civic organization!   Funds benefit Florida Hospital

This event is in memory of Melissa Vosburg – daughter, sister, dear friend and teacher – a bright, beautiful, engaging and happy 35 year old; vibrant, happy and full of life. Melissa was a resident of Sanford and taught at Midway School. Melissa's goal was to become the "Susan G. Komen’ of brain cancer.

As an added incentive, your fundraising will enter you for a chance to win valuable prizes provided by our sponsors.  The more you raise, the better your odds! 

Individual fundraiser rules:

Everyone raising at least $30 will have their name entered for 1 chance to win the prizes, the more you raise or donate the more chances you earn:
  • $30 raised or donated = 1 chance
  • $100 raised or donated = 5 chances
  • For every $50 beyond the initial $100, you get another 3 chances!
For example, if you raise or donate $130, you will earn 6 chances. Raise or donate $180, you will earn 9 total chances, $230 = 12 total chances, $280 = 15 total chances, and so on. 
There is no max on the number of chances.

On race day, a live drawing will be held to select the winners. You need not be present to win, so virtual fundraisers are eligible too!  All chances will be deposited and thoroughly mixed. A volunteer from the audience will select the winners. Fundraisers are only eligible for a single prize so if a subsequent selection happens to be the same individual as a previous selection, another name will be drawn.

Individual Fundraising Prizes:
Top Prize - Chose from Lady's earrings or Men's watch  from Park Jewelers

A Pair of Lady’s Diamond and 14kt White Gold
Inside-Out Diamond Hoops.
1 Carat Total Weight in Diamonds

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Second Prize
Dierks Bentley autographed Melissa's Race shirt

Third Prize
Two passes to a Disney water park.

Fourth Prize
Two passes to a DisneyWorld - expires 6/15/18

Fifth Prize
Gift certificate to Stonewood Grill & Tavern.

Team Fundraiser rules:

Every fundraising team raising at least $500 gets 10 chances. An additional 5 chances are added for each additional $100 raised.  There is no maximum for the number of chances.

On race day, a live drawing will be held to select the winner. You need not be present to win. All chances will be deposited and thoroughly mixed. A volunteer will select the winning ticket.

Team Fundraising Prize:

Top Prize:
     Wine Tasting for 10 at Coopers Hawk

Top Individuals

Gage Gwyn, PhD, ARNP-BC $3,307.32
Lauren Thomas $1,868.48
Sue Vosburg $1,107.87
Lisa Walters $320.42
Daniel Connors $305.21
Grady Elwell $156.70
Rebekah Barnes $153.51
Ann Kahl $152.98
Lyn Stallings $148.30
Megan Kozlowski $131.91

Top Teams