24 Foundation celebrated the 16th year of its signature fundraiser – 24 Hours of Booty presented by Levine Cancer Institute – with a record-breaking event. To date, the charity cycling and inaugural walking event has raised more than $1,730,000 to help support cancer survivorship and patient navigation programs. More than $18.7 million has been raised since the event’s inception in 2002.
“Hats off to our participants for hitting it out of the park in funds raised so far this year!,” said Brittany Wilson, interim executive director of 24 Hours of Booty. “We appreciate our amazing community of riders, walkers, cancer survivors and their loved ones, volunteers, sponsors, spectators and Myers Park neighbors for their participation, enthusiasm and support in helping change the course of cancer, literally in the backyard of our event.”
On July 28-30, 1,400 registered participants from 24 different states rode and walked in Charlotte’s Myers Park neighborhood along the famed “Booty Loop” to help change the course of cancer. When not riding or walking, participants hung out in “Bootyville” (a.k.a. Myers Park Traditional School and Queens University of Charlotte) for camping, food and fun. The event also included entertainment and a Survivor Panel Breakfast.
The event was supported by more than 300 volunteers and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department representatives were stationed along the course at all times. Beneficiaries include: Carolinas HealthCare System’s Levine Cancer Institute, Levine Children’s Hospital, the Keep Pounding Fund, Queens University of Charlotte, and the LIVESTRONG Foundation.
Top fund-raiser award winners included:
· Top Team: LIBStrong/Drew’s Crew – $185,087
· Top Fundraiser: Josh Jones, LIBStrong/Drew’s Crew – $35,770
· First Runner Up Individual Fundraiser: Lester Osborn, Team Cancer Stinks – $19,788
· Second Runner Up Individual Fundraiser: Gary Parker, GreerWalker – $18,198
· First Runner Up Fundraising Team: Team Reeb – $105,222
· Second Runner Up Fundraising Team: Crank Mafia/Birdsong Brewing – $93,466
· Rookie of the Year: Watts Huckabee, Team Rooling with a Cause – $16,380.06
· Highest fundraising average: AmWINS with 11 teammates averaging $ 3,876
· Top Kids’ Fundraiser: Jayde Walker, Team Allie Gator – $5,037
· First Runner Up Top Kids’ Fundraiser: Buck Ranson – $4,986
· Second Runner Up Top Kid’s Fundraiser: Robert Ford, Jr., Team REEB – $2,879
· GO Cigna Award Winner: Dan Wohlbruck
Sponsors for the event included: Levine Cancer Institute, Boingo, Harris Teeter, Proctor and Gamble, Cigna, The Dunstan Group, Giordana, All in to Fight Cancer, Bicycle Sport, Mountain Khakis, Seedspark, Kinetic Heights, Charlotte City Club, Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine Associates, HEX, TekSystems, Shiel Sexton, The Dreamchaser’s Brewery, Kask, Carolina Sports Clinic, Natalie’s Orchard Island Juice, American Structurepoint, Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation, WBTV and iHeartRadio Charlotte.
Adds Wilson, “We also appreciate the continued support of Levine Cancer Institute, the Myers Park neighborhood, Myers Park Traditional School, Queens University of Charlotte and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department. Our community of supporters and participants is doing a great job in impacting cancer survivorship and navigation programs locally and nationally.”
About 24 Foundation
24 Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit charity located in Charlotte, N.C. with a mission to inspire and engage communities to make an immediate impact on the lives of people affected by cancer. Funds raised support organizations dedicated to cancer navigation and survivorship including: Carolinas HealthCare System’s Levine Cancer Institute, Levine Children’s Hospital, the Keep Pounding Fund, Queens University of Charlotte, and the LIVESTRONG Foundation. 24 Foundation provides charity non-competitive cycling and walking events – in Charlotte, N.C., Baltimore, MD., and Indianapolis, IN – that are safe, fun and open to all levels of cycling and walking abilities. For more information, call 704-365-4417 or visit www.24foundation.org.
About 24 Hours of Booty
24 Hours of Booty is a non-competitive charity cycling and walking event on Charlotte’s famed “Booty Loop” in Myers Park. Since 2002, more than 18,000 participants have raised more than $18.7 million to support local and national cancer navigation and survivorship programs and services. For more information, call 704-365-4417 or visit www.24foundation.org.
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