Ashley Winebrenner, Johnda Beathard and Carol Semler founded Rockin’ on the Run in 2010. They created this organization to raise awareness of pediatric brain tumors. Carol’s daughter, Reagyn, was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2005. In 2011, Robin Baier Violet and Dode McVey Nate became very involved in planning the event because of their children’s diagnoses of brain tumors. Angie Kesselring, Beth Fordyce, Lisa Mittelkamp and Erica Beathard, Nike Yono, Dodie Winebrenner and Kelly Huddleston have also joined the team of organizers to help make Rockin' on the Run an even bigger success!
Rockin’ on the Run holds one major community event a year. This is a 5K walk/run and family day. This year’s event, which is scheduled for May 18, 2013, is the 4th year for the event. To date we have donated more than $22,000 to fight brain tumor cancer. Rockin’ on the Run has achieved so much in such a short amount of time and it’s all because of the communities’ involvement.
Rockin’ on the Run is a non-profit organization. All proceeds will benefit brain tumor research and awareness.
Funds will go to Nationwide Children's Hospital Foundation
Please click on Race to get details about this year’s event. It is scheduled for May 18, 2013.
Highlights from past events:
- 2010 – Over 100 people were in attendance and Rockin’ on the Run donated $4,500 to The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation!
- 2011- Over 300 guests in attendance and Rockin’ on the Run donated $7,200 to The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation!
- 2012- Over 300 guests in attendance and Rockin’ on the Run donated $10, to Nationwide Children's Hospital Foundation!
- 2013- This year has just begun and we have already received an outpouring of donations for our silent auction and raffle.