The 2020 TCS New York City Marathon

TCS New York City Marathon Logo

Race to fund epilepsy research when you join Team CURE at the 2020 TCS New York City Marathon! Represent the 3.4 million Americans who are impacted by epilepsy at this iconic race through all 5 boroughs.

In addition to the standard TCS New York City Marathon swag, Team CURE members who meet or exceed that $2,500 become Champions of Hope, receiving:

  • Free race entry
  • Personalized Team CURE online fundraising page
  • Coaching and training plans via email
  • Team CURE tech shirt
  • Team CURE race jacket
  • Post-race social event

To register to race with Team CURE at the 2020 TCS New York City Marathon, send an email to Outreach Team at events@cureepilepsy.org.

Looking for free training resources? TCS New York City Marathon has you covered! Head to their website and view their running resources.

Logo for Ella's Race featuring inspiring words in a heart shape

Ella’s Race

2.6 Mile Fun Run, 1 Mile Walk & Silent Auction
to benefit Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE) 

Please register for the event and/or donate! Suggested donation of $25 per person. You will be asked for the t-shirt sizes of all participants you are registering.

Location (same as last year): 500 N. Catherine Block in La Grange Park, IL.  Parking will be located at the American Nuclear Society at 555. N Kensington.  Street parking is available on Kensington and Ashland Avenues, as well as other neighborhood streets not on the race route. PLEASE do not park along the race route for the safety of the participants.  Signs will be posted where parking is not allowed.

Refreshments will be served following the walk/run.

Silent Auction will open at 9am and close at 11am.

For questions about the run or sponsorship opportunities, please email Shalee Cunneen at smcunneen@gmail.com.

Event Schedule

9:00 AM: Sign In/Silent Auction opens
9:45 AM: Opening Remarks
10:00 AM: Fun Run/Walk starts

About Ella’s Race

Ella and her mother running among friends all wearing purple shirts at Ella's Race in 2019

Ella, who is the inspiration for this race

First off, thank you for coming to visit our site! Our 10-year-old daughter Ella has severe epilepsy, and we’re raising money in her honor to help support research in epilepsy. Ella was first diagnosed with epilepsy days after her first birthday. Since that day we have tried approximately 20 different medications, special diets, prolonged hospital stays, surgical consults, second/third/fourth/etc. opinions all in hopes of bringing her seizures under control. Unfortunately, she still has frequent seizures that, when combined with all the medications she takes, have significantly slowed her development. Yet despite the seizures, meds, hospital stays, blood draws, and therapy appointments, Ella’s indelible spirit remains untouched. She continues to be our driving force, attacking each new challenge with a smile. You can learn more about Ella here.

Ella smiling and playing with friends at Ella's Race 2019

We hope to see you there!

Unfortunately, epilepsy’s reach extends far beyond just Ella, affecting 3.4 million Americans, with 200,000 more cases being diagnosed each year. Approximately 50,000 deaths occur from seizures and seizure-related causes in the U.S. each year. Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE) is the leading nongovernmental agency fully committed to funding research in epilepsy. CURE funds research grants for young and established investigators around the globe, and we believe these are the people who are going to be able to someday CURE our Ella. Finding a new and novel treatment and changing technology is currently our only hope for Ella to become seizure free. CURE is constantly at the forefront of the epilepsy research community, and they are also very fiscally responsible with all the contributions they receive. We are proud to be volunteers for CURE, and Blake is also a Board Member for the organization. We are very passionate about this cause and believe CURE is the best agency out there to help us and Ella.

Waiver: In consideration of acceptance of this entry, I waive any and all claims for myself and my heirs against officials and sponsors of Ella’s Race for a CURE for illness and injury which may result directly from my participation.  I further state that I am in proper physical condition to participate in this event. I also give permission for the use of my name and/or picture in any public account of this event. No refunds will be issued.

Goal: $50,000

Current total: $4,310

Honor Roll

  • Debbie Adams
  • Claire Biebel
  • Vanessa Blasco
  • Rosanne Browne
  • Melissa Cepek
  • David A. Cox
  • Blake and Shalee Cunneen
  • Megan Davidson
  • Catherine Dee
  • Dental Loft
  • Lori Deskovich
  • Melissa Diebold
  • Gemini Gymnastics
  • Jenny Hopkins
  • Emily Larsen
  • Tricia Maier
  • Nancy Melvin
  • Elizabeth Newman
  • Carolynne Ozanich
  • Barbara Riccio
  • Vanessa Robertson
  • Stephanie Shimerdla
  • Susan C C. Waggener
  • Sara Goggin Young

Total donations raised and Honor Roll updated weekly.

 

Rock’n’Roll Race Series: Philadelphia

Rock the historic city of Philadelphia while raising vital funds for epilepsy research by joining Team CURE for the Rock’n’Roll Half-Marathon, 7.6K, and 5K! When you register with CURE, you’ll gain free entry into this race through iconic US monuments.

In addition to the standard Rock’n’Roll t-shirts and medals, Team CURE members who meet the below fundraising levels receive:

  • Champion of Research (Raise $500 and above)
    • Free Race Entry (at any distance)
    • Personalized Team CURE online fundraising page
    • “Heart of Rock ‘n’ Roll” charity medal
    • Coaching and training plans via email
    • Team CURE tech shirt
  • Champion of Discovery (Raise $1,000 and above)
    • Free Race Entry (at any distance)
    • Personalized Team CURE online fundraising page
    • “Heart of Rock ‘n’ Roll” charity medal
    • Coaching and training plans via email
    • Team CURE tech shirt
    • Team CURE race jacket
  • Champion of Hope (Raise $2,500 and above)
    • Free Race Entry (at any distance)
    • Personalized Team CURE online fundraising page
    • “Heart of Rock ‘n’ Roll” charity medal
    • Coaching and training plans via email
    • Team CURE tech shirt
    • Team CURE race jacket
    • Entry into a raffle to win two complimentary tickets to the 2020 CURE Annual Benefit in Chicago (including airfare and hotel, if applicable)

To register, please email our Outreach Team at events@cureepilepsy.org.

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Rock’n’Roll Race Series: Chicago

Rock around the Windy City while raising vital funds for epilepsy research by joining Team CURE for the Rock’n’Roll Half-Marathon, 12K, and 5K in Chicago, IL! When you register with CURE, you’ll gain free entry into this race along the beautiful Chicago lake shore.

In addition to the standard Rock’n’Roll t-shirts and medals, Team CURE members who meet the below fundraising levels receive:

  • Champion of Research (Raise $500 and above)
    • Free Race Entry (at any distance)
    • Personalized Team CURE online fundraising page
    • “Heart of Rock ‘n’ Roll” charity medal
    • Coaching and training plans via email
    • Team CURE tech shirt
  • Champion of Discovery (Raise $1,000 and above)
    • Free Race Entry (at any distance)
    • Personalized Team CURE online fundraising page
    • “Heart of Rock ‘n’ Roll” charity medal
    • Coaching and training plans via email
    • Team CURE tech shirt
    • Team CURE race jacket
  • Champion of Hope (Raise $2,500 and above)
    • Free Race Entry (at any distance)
    • Personalized Team CURE online fundraising page
    • “Heart of Rock ‘n’ Roll” charity medal
    • Coaching and training plans via email
    • Team CURE tech shirt
    • Team CURE race jacket
    • Entry into a raffle to win two complimentary tickets to the 2020 CURE Annual Benefit in Chicago (including airfare and hotel, if applicable)

To register, please email our Outreach Team at events@cureepilepsy.org.

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Rock’n’Roll Race Series: Seattle

Enjoy a beautiful summer run in the Pacific Northwest while raising vital funds for epilepsy research by joining Team CURE for the Rock’n’Roll Marathon, Half-Marathon, and 5K in Seattle, WA! When you register with CURE, you’ll gain free entry into this race through stunning downtown Seattle.

In addition to the standard Rock’n’Roll t-shirts and medals, Team CURE members who meet the below fundraising levels receive:

  • Champion of Research (Raise $500 and above)
    • Free Race Entry (at any distance)
    • Personalized Team CURE online fundraising page
    • “Heart of Rock ‘n’ Roll” charity medal
    • Coaching and training plans via email
    • Team CURE tech shirt
  • Champion of Discovery (Raise $1,000 and above)
    • Free Race Entry (at any distance)
    • Personalized Team CURE online fundraising page
    • “Heart of Rock ‘n’ Roll” charity medal
    • Coaching and training plans via email
    • Team CURE tech shirt
    • Team CURE race jacket
  • Champion of Hope (Raise $2,500 and above)
    • Free Race Entry (at any distance)
    • Personalized Team CURE online fundraising page
    • “Heart of Rock ‘n’ Roll” charity medal
    • Coaching and training plans via email
    • Team CURE tech shirt
    • Team CURE race jacket
    • Entry into a raffle to win two complimentary tickets to the 2020 CURE Annual Benefit in Chicago (including airfare and hotel, if applicable)

To register, please email our Outreach Team at events@cureepilepsy.org.

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*Postponed* Rock’n’Roll Race Series: San Francisco

This event is being postponed. We will post the new date as soon as we are able. If you are interested in racing, please still get in touch!

Rock across the Golden Gate Bridge while raising vital funds for epilepsy research by joining Team CURE for the Rock’n’Roll Half-Marathon and 5k in San Francisco! When you register with CURE, you’ll gain free entry into this race through the beautiful Bay area.

In addition to the standard Rock’n’Roll t-shirts and medals, Team CURE members who meet the below fundraising levels receive:

  • Champion of Research (Raise $500 and above)
    • Free race entry (at any distance)
    • Personalized Team CURE online fundraising page
    • “Heart of Rock’n’Roll” charity medal
    • Coaching and training plans via email
    • Team CURE tech shirt
  • Champion of Discovery (Raise $1,000 and above)
    • Free race entry (at any distance)
    • Personalized Team CURE online fundraising page
    • “Heart of Rock’n’Roll” charity medal
    • Coaching and training plans via email
    • Team CURE tech shirt
    • Team CURE race jacket
  • Champion of Hope (Raise $2,500 and above)
    • Free race entry (at any distance)
    • Personalized Team CURE online fundraising page
    • “Heart of Rock’n’Roll” charity medal
    • Coaching and training plans via email
    • Team CURE tech shirt
    • Team CURE race jacket
    • Entry into a raffle to win two complimentary tickets to the 2020 CURE Annual Benefit in Chicago (including airfare and hotel, if applicable)

To register, please email our Outreach Team at events@cureepilepsy.org.

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*Rescheduled* Rock’n’Roll Race Series: DC

This event is being postponed. We will post the new date as soon as we are able. If you are interested in racing, please still get in touch!

Rock the nation’s capital city while raising vital funds for epilepsy research by joining Team CURE for the Rock’n’Roll Marathon and 1/2 in Washington, DC! When you register with CURE, you’ll gain free entry into this race through iconic US monuments.

In addition to the standard Rock’n’Roll t-shirts and medals, Team CURE members who meet the below fundraising levels receive:

  • Champion of Research (Raise $500 and above)
    • Free Race Entry (at any distance)
    • Personalized Team CURE online fundraising page
    • “Heart of Rock ‘n’ Roll” charity medal
    • Coaching and training plans via email
    • Team CURE tech shirt
  • Champion of Discovery (Raise $1,000 and above)
    • Free Race Entry (at any distance)
    • Personalized Team CURE online fundraising page
    • “Heart of Rock ‘n’ Roll” charity medal
    • Coaching and training plans via email
    • Team CURE tech shirt
    • Team CURE race jacket
  • Champion of Hope (Raise $2,500 and above)
    • Free Race Entry (at any distance)
    • Personalized Team CURE online fundraising page
    • “Heart of Rock ‘n’ Roll” charity medal
    • Coaching and training plans via email
    • Team CURE tech shirt
    • Team CURE race jacket
    • Entry into a raffle to win two complimentary tickets to the 2020 CURE Annual Benefit in Chicago (including airfare and hotel, if applicable)

To register, please email our Outreach Team at events@cureepilepsy.org.

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Orange Theory Fundraiser

Olivia is 11 years old and was diagnosed with epilepsy in March of 2019. It was the scariest time in her family’s life and her parents don’t want any other families to have this experience.

Now Team Olivia will RUN…ROW…and LIFT for a cure for epilepsy!

They ask for your support. Visit their team page to donate in honor of Olivia!

Dressage for a Cause

Saddle up for a wonderful day at the stables with Dressage for a Cause, a fundraiser for CURE!

CURE Champion Channing and Majestic Farms are hosting this event as part of the annual Turkey Trot Horse show. Channing had her first seizure days before her very first horse show. Instead of competing, she underwent a CT scan just a few days before her 10th birthday.

Channing’s love of horse riding continued and she was eventually able to compete. After countless anti-seizure medication combinations, her doctors arrived at a cocktail of meds that control the tonic-clonics. But now, 16 years into epilepsy, it’s the side-effects of the meds that can sometimes take days to recover from.

And that’s why Channing is taking her fight into the arena with Dressage for a Cause. Dressage is a true test of horse & rider that has its roots in the military, which is fitting, since Channing is a fierce epilepsy warrior in the arena fighting for a cure!

The goal is to raise $2,500! Donations are always welcome, and we now have sponsorship opportunities available (message TeamChanning or Majestic Farm on Instagram or Facebook to become a sponsor):

Baby Carrot Sponsors– Sponsor as many purple carrots as you like for only $1/carrot, or a bunch of 6 for $5! Horses love carrots, and we want to give the horses at the C.U.R.E. horse show a lot of purple-carrot-love! We’re sowing seeds for a cure in July for a purple carrot harvest in November during Epilepsy Awareness Month!

Carrot Cake Sponsors – There are over 50 different classes (divisions) at the November 9- 10 CURE Epilepsy Horse Show. Sponsorships are $25 each on a first come, first served basis.
Want to be a sponsor? Great! Want to add a class to sponsor? No problem! Just message TeamChanning or Majestic Farm on Instagram or Facebook!

Carrot Top Sponsors – Corporate sponsorships are now available! Want to be a sponsor? No problem! Just message TeamChanning or Majestic Farm on Instagram or Facebook!

Find a Cure Title Sponsorship – $1,850 includes Title sponsorship (‘Your Company Name’ presents Dressage for a Cause: a Fundraiser for CURE); 5 of your company banners (supplied by you) prominently displayed in the main show arenas and show grounds entrance; Your company name as official sponsor in all print and advertising; Your company name and logo on all competitor ribbons ($850 for custom ribbons, $1,000 to CURE!).

Quality of Life Sponsorship – $750 includes 3 of your company banners (supplied by you)prominently displayed in the main show arenas and show grounds entrance; Your company name and logo in all print and advertising; Your company name and logo on all competitor numbers ($100 for custom numbers, $650 to CURE!).

End the Stigma Sponsorship – $100 includes 2 of your company banners (supplied by you)prominently displayed in the main show arenas and show grounds entrance; Your company name and logo in all print and advertising.

Facebook Fundraising

#GivingTuesday

Facebook FundraisingJoin the #GivingTuesday movement on Tuesday, December 3!

Support cutting-edge epilepsy research by starting a Facebook Fundraiser or donating to one on #GivingTuesday and show your friends and family just how important finding a cure is to you.

Processing fees are waived for donations made to CURE through Facebook, ensuring 100% of your gift supports CURE’s mission to find a cure for epilepsy, by promoting and funding patient-focused research.

Your gift on #GivingTuesday makes double the impact! A generous donor will match all gifts made on December 3 up to $25,000.