7th Annual Birthday Bash & Dash

Event Date

Fri, Jul 4, 2014


Avon Lake, OH

About This Activity

The Birthday Bash and Dash is the biggest fundraiser for Smiles For Sophie Forever, a foundation created in memory of four-year-old Sophie Quayle, who lost her battle with brain cancer, after a valiant fight, on October 6, 2007.

Last year over 1,200 walkers, runners, and children participated in the 5th Annual Birthday Bash & Dash held on July 4, 2013, which would have been Sophie's tenth birthday. This year, we again invite you to begin celebrating your freedom on the Fourth of July with us and help us realize the possibility of one day celebrating every child's freedom from pediatric brain cancer.<br>

<p>Like the last six years, the Birthday Bash and Dash is a great way to kick off your 4th of July holiday. The celebration of our nation and the birthday of Sophie Quayle, whose memory the event honors, will begin at 9:00 a.m. with the 5K and 1.5 mile run/walk. The course will travel the same roads Sophie traveled in her short life, and will again pass by her home on Leeward Court. Typical and traditional birthday party fun, after the run/walk will feature activities for the children. Bounce houses, a 50-yd dash, an obstacle course and more will provide entertainment for the little ones. A wrist-band donation for each non-race registered child will guarantee participation in all the special activities. Food and refreshments will also be available for purchase. No birthday celebration would be complete without cupcakes, which will bring an end to the party. By noon, all participants will be ready to continue their holiday at home with family and friends.

In the past six years SFSF has provided more than $430,000 of financial assistance to families and St. Jude, and made contributions earmarked for research. <p>

Proceeds will once again support SFSF, a tax-exempt 501 (c)(3) organization dedicated to:

  • <br>Raising awareness of pediatric brain cancer
  • <br>Funding research for its cure
  • <br>Supporting St. Jude, where Sophie was treated
  • <br>Helping families affected by pediatric brain cancer <p>

Commemorate Sophie's birthday. Celebrate our nation's freedom. Help create freedom from pediatric brain cancer. Thank you for your support.

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Become a FUNDRAISER!: Show your spirit! Show your support! Become a BIRTHDAY BASH AND DASH FUNDRAISER to help us meet our $50,000 goal this year. It's easy and you can fundraise as a team, as an individual, or even if you are not registering for the race. And as a FIRECRACKER Fundraiser you have the chance for various incentives depending on how much you raise!! See the SFSF website for more details on fundraising.
Become a Sponsor!: Companies of all sizes can participate at various tiers to help us achieve our fundraising goal of $50,000. Sponsorships vary in dollar amounts, with corresponding acknowledgements and attractive promotional opportunities for each tier. For more information, please visit our website or email info@smilesforsophieforever.org. Sincere thanks to all of our past, present and future sponsors!
Become a Volunteer!: The success of this event would not be possible without all the volunteers who freely share their time and talent. Help is needed with a variety of tasks prior to and on race day. If you would like to volunteer please email us at info@smilesforsophieforever.org.
Make a Donation: Can’t attend the event but still want to help? Simply go to the 2014 Bash and Dash Fundraising Page and make a donation. Your contribution will enable Smiles For Sophie Forever to continue fulfilling its three-fold mission.
FAQs: To find the answers to many other questions, please visit the Bash and Dash event page on the SFSF website

Event schedule and times

July 4, 2014

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