Run for Ryan House at DC Ranch raises $50,000
by Ryan House
Runners braved the rain to show support for kids
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (March 4, 2014) – Ian Chapple, 39, and Louise Turner, 42, both of Scottsdale each won the Run for Ryan House at DC Ranch half marathon on Saturday, March 1, in the men’s and women’s categories respectively. Chapple finished in 1:21:16; Turner finished in 1:27:56.
Despite adverse wind and rain conditions, nearly 1,400 participants registered for one of four Run for Ryan House at DC Ranch events. More than 250 runners ran the half marathon; about 150 ran the 10K; about 400 ran the 5K; and more than 250 did the 1-mile Family Fun Run.
All Run for Ryan House at DC Ranch results are posted on RunforRyanHouse.org.
Net proceeds from the event, still to be totaled but estimated at more than $50,000, will benefit Ryan House, whose mission is to provide essential care in a home-like setting for children with life-threatening conditions and their families who come for respite and, as needed, end-of-life care.
More than 250 volunteers from across the Valley helped the event run smoothly by providing support at five aid stations along the half marathon, 10K and 5K courses, and performing event set up and break down.
About Ryan House
The mission of Ryan House is to provide respite and palliative care to children with life-threatening conditions and, as needed, end-of-life care. All services at Ryan House are guided by the principles of palliative care. This philosophy of comfort care addresses not only physical pain but also the emotional, spiritual and social needs of the child and family. Ryan House is an Arizona 501(c) (3) non-profit that was established in 2004. Ryan House opened in spring 2010. For more information visit www.ryanhouse.org. Follow us on Twitter and join us on Facebook.
About DC Ranch Community Council
DC Ranch is a 4,400-acre community located adjacent to the McDowell Sonoran Preserve in north Scottsdale. The DC Ranch Community Council facilitates a connected and welcoming community that instills pride and a sense of belonging in every DC Ranch resident by providing communications, events, and opportunities to nurture meaningful relationships with the greater community. The leadership of the seven-member Community Council Board of Directors and professional staff upholds the DC Ranch community values and enables opportunities for civic, cultural, educational, social, philanthropic and recreational involvement. Visit DC Ranch Community Council on Facebook.