This isn’t your typical breakfast in bed; there won’t be any orange juice or French toast, but members of the Caring Community Foundation will be there to cheer you on.
The Caring Community Foundation is hosting its first Breakfast in Bed Race, representing the importance of assisting those who are struggling with the emotional, physical and financial burdens that accompany cancer.
The race will feature beds uniquely handcrafted by each team, which will be raced down Academy Street in Cary.
In 2001, cancer survivor, wife and mother Jill Wolford decided to establish the Cary Community Foundation with the goal of providing financial assistance to those who may not have the necessary means to cope with the trials and tribulations of cancer.
Since its existence, the nonprofit organization has distributed and raised about $1.5 million to help cancer patients in the community.
The event will take place Saturday, April 26 at 8:30 a.m., in front of the Cary Public Library. The race will begin at 9 a.m., rain or shine.
Each team will design, build and race its own beds; one team member will ride on the bed and four others will push.
All proceeds raised by teams for the event will go to paying rent, utilities, groceries, prescriptions, transportation and other expenses for those who need it most.
For those supporting CCF from the sidelines, the race will also feature food trucks, children’s activities, music, and a bed parade for viewing.
For more info, see caringcommunityfoundation.org.