|Walk against cancer planned for Saturday at Sonoma Raceway
Sonoma Raceway lost one of its most visible and devoted staff members last year when longtime Vice President of Media and Community Relations John Cardinale passed away after a two-year battle with Stage IV stomach cancer.
Nearly 11,000 people will die from stomach cancer in the United States this year, and the raceway will continue its efforts to battle the deadly disease at the third annual John March Against Stomach Cancer on Saturday, Jan. 18, at Sonoma Raceway.
This unique fundraiser offers the public a chance to help raise funds for No Stomach for Cancer (www.nostomachforcancer.org) and enjoy a symbolic march around the raceway's 12-turn, 2.52-mile road course. John's March has raised nearly $29,000 over the past two years.
The public can participate in the event for a suggested minimum donation of $40, which includes the walk/run around the 2.52-mile road course, a t-shirt and light refreshments following the march. A shorter, less hilly course will also be available for those who cannot complete the 2.52 miles. The raceway's Wine Country Winner's Circle will be available for those who want to take pictures before or after the march. Children, pets and everyone are welcome (no scooters or skateboards will be allowed on track).
Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., and the march will begin at 9 a.m. No advance donation/registration is required; just show up the day of the event. Only cash and checks will be accepted. Checks should be made payable to No Stomach for Cancer, Inc.