Posted: Mar 15, 2011
They took to the course. They conquered it and they won. They didn’t come in first place, or even third place, but they did reach an impressive fundraising mark with pledges surpassing $13,000, all going to the Newborn Possibilities Fund.
The twenty-four Cord Blood Registry employees who ran a relay race across 197-miles of Arizona desert finished in just over 32 hours. While the team did not set any land speed records, they are proud to have completed the race and that everyone finished without injury!
More noteworthy than healthy joints and finishing times, the CBR Team held a successful fundraising campaign for the Newborn Possibilities Fund. This fund helps direct financial grants to non-profit organizations to help cover travel costs for families who have a chance to participate in FDA-regulated cord blood stem cell trials.
The race and fundraising effort were an astounding success and the runners would like to express their deepest gratitude to everyone who contributed. Whether it was running support, a donation to the NPF, or just good vibes, the CBR Ragnar Team thanks you.
If you’d like to learn more about the race, or see pictures, please visit the CBR Facebook page. To learn more about the Newborn Possibilities fund or to donate to the cause, click here.