100% of Net Proceeds of the Race Will be Donated to Prostate Cancer Foundation, Stand Up To Cancer, Susan G. Komen for the Cure and City of Hope. Online Registration at http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/events/all_star/y2010/asg_funrun.jsp.April 13, 2010 – Major League Baseball today announced the return of the All-Star Game Charity 5K & Fun Run presented by Nike, which will take place on Sunday, July 11, 2010. MLB will donate all net-proceeds from the event to four charities supporting cancer research and education – Prostate Cancer Foundation, Stand Up To Cancer, Susan G. Komen for the Cure and City of Hope.
Participants will run and walk on a baseball-themed course featuring appearances by MLB legends, mascots and celebrity guests. The course will begin outside of Angel Stadium of Anaheim, home of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and host of the 2010 MLB All-Star Game, and travel through the surrounding neighborhood. The course will take participants through the ballpark where they will take the final stretch of the race on the warning track, giving fans an exclusive glimpse of the Big A in advance of the 2010 All-Star Game.
The 5K, an officially timed event, will begin at 7:30 a.m. PT. Immediately following, at 8:00 a.m. PT the family-friendly 1-mile Fun Run will begin. All finishers will receive a commemorative All-Star medal and t-shirt. Sign up by May 23rd and receive a discounted price of $25 (adult) and $20 (children 12 and under) for the 5K and $20 (adult) and $15 (children 12 and under) for the Fun Run. Space is limited so participants are encouraged to sign up early. Registration and event information is available at http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/events/all_star/y2010/asg_funrun.jsp
“Major League Baseball is proud to unite these great charities again in an important step forward in the fight against cancer,” said Tim Brosnan, Executive Vice President, Business, Major League Baseball. “The addition of this very successful event in 2009 complemented our All-Star Summer activities perfectly and made it very easy for us to bring it back in 2010 as yet another unique All-Star experience.
“We are excited that the 5K will be a featured part of this year’s All-Star program,” said Dave Perron, Vice President of Baseball and Sports Enterprise, Prostate Cancer Foundation. “Last year’s inaugural run was a success by every measure. The 5K not only raises crucial funds for cancer research, it raises awareness and helps to save lives.
“Major League Baseball was the first donor to Stand Up with us and they continue to be a lead donor for Stand Up To Cancer,” said Sue Schwartz, founding member of Stand Up To Cancer. “With this year’s All-Star Summer program, MLB takes its efforts to an entirely new level, helping change the game for those whose lives are touched by cancer. By engaging fans, Major League Baseball gets the word out in a huge way that each and every one of us can support the researchers working on new treatments for patients who desperately need them. We can all play a role in the fight to end cancer.”
”We’re so grateful for the support Major League Baseball has given Komen over the past 6 years,” said Katrina McGhee, Senior Vice President of Global Business Development and Partnerships, Susan G. Komen for the Cure. “Breast cancer is not only difficult for the patient – a diagnosis affects the entire family. The awareness created by Major League Baseball’s support of Komen enables us to help families around the world in our promise to end breast cancer forever.”
“We are delighted to be part of the All-Star Game Charity 5K and Fun Run presented by Nike and are grateful to Major League Baseball for their support of our efforts to help patients everywhere conquer cancer,” said Michael A. Friedman, M.D., City of Hope President and Chief Executive Officer and Director of City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center. “We are pleased to be alongside the Prostate Cancer Foundation, Stand Up To Cancer and Susan G. Komen for the Cure, as we all work as partners in these lifesaving efforts
“We are thrilled to partner with Major League Baseball and present this opportunity for fans to participate in the All-Star Game Charity 5K and Fun Run,” said John Slusher, Vice President, Global Sports Marketing, Nike. “Helping local charities, encouraging kids and adults to be active and run, all in connection with MLB and its All-Star Weekend is a perfect fit for Nike and our MLB partnership.
For more MLB All-Star Summer information, please visit www.allstargame.com.
Sarah Leer or Dan Queen, Major League Baseball, (212) 931-7878