The Bella Rose Strides for Babies 5K is a run/walk with proceeds benefiting First Candle held every August at the Wake Med Soccer Park in Cary, NC in honor of Bella Rose Diaz.
In May of 2011, tragedy struck the Carolina Family Practice and Sports Medicine family when Amy Diaz, one of our beloved employees, suffered the heartbreaking loss of her beautiful and charismatic baby daughter Bella Rose to the dreadful mystery that is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome or SIDS. To honor her, Carolina Family Practice and Sports Medicine worked first with the CJ Foundation for SIDS, and now First Candle to organize the Bella Rose Strides for Babies 5K. In 6 years, the event has raised over $125,000 for the cause. We hope to have another great event this year further helping to promote awareness and fund research for SIDS.
-Free Kids Activities (requires at least free registration) including 100m Kids Fun Run, Face Painting, and Bounce House
-Fundraiser prizes including an exclusive T-Shirt for "The Friends of Bella Rose"
-Gender Specific Soft T-Shirts for pre-registrants before July 26
-Top 3 Leashed dog competition
-Top M/F Stroller competition
-Gift certificate prizes
All participants should plan to be around leashed dogs at the 2018 Bella Rose Strides for Babies as we will be having a competition category for the fastest dogs. Dog owners are responsible for keeping their dogs leashed and under control and should responsibly dispose of any waste in the appropriate receptacles. Improper management of dogs will result in dismissal from the event.