OCTOBER 7, 2017 (4TH ANNUAL N8’s ARMY 1K/5K/10K)
Another great event at the historic Rio Bravo Ranch with hundreds of participants running the 5K and 10K. The addition of the 1K-Walk option turned out to be a popular addition. Thanks to our many volunteers and sponsors we were able to hit our goal and raise just over $50,000.00!!! Thank you everyone for your continued love and support!
OCTOBER 4, 2017 (DOWNTOWN ELEMENTARY PENNY WARS)
Downtown Elementary has once again gone above and beyond in making a difference in pediatric cancer. This is the grand total from their PENNY WARS…and boy did they have an eventful week and an exciting battle! But beyond the excitement from announcing the winning class… is seeing each student, teacher, and parent at this school help “change” the lives of the families affected by pediatric cancer. On behalf of our family and the N8Foundation, THANK YOU!
MARCH 23, 2017 (TAHOE JOE’S DINNER FUNDRAISER)
What a fun night! We would like to thank Tahoe Joe’s Steakhouse for hosting such a well organized and successful fundraising event benefiting the N8 Foundation. Thank you to everyone who dined in and ordered take-out. Our board members enjoyed running into everyone! We would also like to send a BIG thank you to Jodi Gentry, Holly Gonzalez and Jeremy Scheidle for setting up the event and for all of your ongoing help and dedicated work for the Foundation!
OCTOBER 1, 2016 (3rd ANNUAL NATHAN’S ARMY 5K/10K)
The Nathan’s Army 3rd Annual “Run to Remember” was another huge success with over 425 registered runners participating, numerous volunteers helping and approximately $50,000.00 raised!!! We also expanded the event and added a new trail 10K option which turned out to be a popular addition.
Thank you to all of our sponsors and volunteers who helped to make this such a great event. One hundred percent of the proceeds raised will go straight to research and family grants to assist local families with children who are currently battling the disease.
– The Official Overall Results from the 5K can be found here.
– The list of the award winners by age/group for the 5K can be found here.
– The Official Overall Results from the 10K can be found here.
– The list of award winners by age/group for the 10K can be found here.
Special congratulations to our overall winners:
Male 5K: Female 5K:
1) Andrew Edquist – 21:06 1) Leanna Guerra (age 11!) – 24:47
2) Jacob McNitt – 21:13 2) Blanca Sanches – 27:38
3) Will Mackey – 21:57 3) Sandee Nilsson – 29:05
Male 10K: Female 10K:
1) Aaron Hebeler – 39:24 (best pace) 1) Stacy Phelps – 49:19
2) Rey Rodriguez – 42:52 2) Melissa Swenson – 50:07
3) Joshua Phelps – 46:34 3) Elise Miller – 50:18
JUNE 2016 – THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS!!
OCTOBER 3, 2015 (2nd ANNUAL NATHAN’S ARMY 5K) – The 2nd Annual Nathan’s Army 5K was a HUGE success! With the over 450 registered runners and tremendous support from our fantastic sponsors, we were able to raise just under $50,000!!! Amazing!!! We were also honored to have the Avila Family join us for the event (whose 3 year old daughter is currently battling DIPG) to pass out their homemade gold cancer ribbons at the finish line.
The official race results can be found here.
The race award winners (by group and age) can be found here.
A special congratulations to our overall male and female winners:
1. Eulogio Rodriguez (Time: 18:00) 1. Andrea Pratt (Time: 19:50)
2. Rey Rodriguez (Time: 18:09) 2. Nimisha Amin (Time: 21:53)
3. Shawn Hicks (Time: 18:59) 3. Molly Saso (Time: 22:50)
All photos from the event can be found here.
SEPTEMBER 2015 (THE N8 FOUNDATION JOINED WITH THE BCSD TO SPREAD AWARENESS ABOUT PEDIATRIC CANCER AND RESEARCH) – September was Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month. During the month, the N8 Foundation was blessed and honored to partner with the Bakersfield City School District (BCSD) for rally weeks and “penny wars” which were held at multiple schools throughout the District the entire month. The event was another huge success and raised over $15,000!!! To put that in perspective, that is one and a half MILLION pennies! The rallies cumulated with a MONSTER rally at Cato Middle School where the BCSD surprised us all and presented The N8 Foundation with a giant check for $14,541 (not including several additional donations which came in the following week). Thank you again BCSD for getting involved and showing that you care about our kids!
Have an idea? If you have an idea for a fundraiser/event to benefit The N8 Foundation, or if would like to run or host your own fundraiser/event, let us know. Looking for a student project? Scout project? The board members at The N8 Foundation are always willing to help students and children with age appropriate projects and to learn about the benefits of giving back and helping others. We always have plenty of ideas for “mini-projects” – or you can create your own. If you have any questions, please contact Tracy Street or Nick Street