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The Amazing Race Brought Me Out of “Retirement”

Beth Foley

I have a strong personal connection to the Cancer Support Community. It’s the most meaningful job I’ve ever held. Although I left a couple years ago to raise my babies, I knew I’d somehow stay connected. When Bonnie, CSC’s Executive Director, asked me to come back and finish planning this year’s Amazing Race, I didn’t have to think twice before saying, ‘”I’m in!” While Gloria Jones, our fabulous Event Coordinator, is home with a brand new baby, I have been able to step in and bring all her hard work to fruition. How exciting!

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Me and the 2016 Clues Committee stuffing clue envelopes last week at CSC

With less than a month to go, we are in the homestretch of planning for our 8th annual Amazing Race, and boy are we excited about this one. It just keeps growing! Through a fantastic partnership with the community and our amazing sponsors, this is the event that our CSC family looks forward to each year.

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With less than a month to go, we are feverishly finalizing clues, testing the race course to various landmarks throughout Ann Arbor, planning the menu, selecting the beer (which involved a Friday afternoon tasting, yum!), organizing volunteers, printing posters… phew! If you have never had the chance to join us, this should definitely be your year. We are expecting a record crowd with over 300 racers. For this event, the more, the merrier! It creates an energy that is unlike any other fundraiser I’ve ever attended. What a great way to spend a spring afternoon.

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After racing throughout Ann Arbor, kick back and enjoy the post-party with a local craft brew in hand. And you can’t beat this: it’s all for such a great cause. The Amazing Race raises funds for the CSC to be able to provide support, education, and hope for individuals and families impacted by cancer, all completely free of charge. It’s our largest fundraising effort of the year. Won’t you come join us? We promise a good time for all! To learn more or purchase your tickets, visit www.A2AmazingRace.com.

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