Come run with us during the Disneyland® Half Marathon Weekend presented by Cigna® and raise money for cancer research! Runners register on this page, but also commit to raising additional funds for research.
We have spots available for the Disneyland® Half Marathon Weekend presented by Cigna®, and you can join us for the 5K, 10K or Half Marathon! We want to bring "a whole new world" of research to cancer researchers, and your donations can make that happen! So please join Team Fired Up or sponsor a runner and let's build this magic place where cures can be found!
We are currently focused on funding an open access database that cancer researchers can use via the internet. It will take advantage of cloud computing, both from a storage and a computational aspect. Researchers will be able to access the data & do their work in the cloud without having to download the petabytes of data that they would need to do genomic work. The data will be linked to patient clinical records, so there is better tracking long-term of what works and does not work for particular patients. The idea behind that is to be able to determine exactly what the profile is of a patient who responds well to a particular treatment, then reach out and find other patients who have similar markers. The initial data cohort is primarily pediatric high-grade gliomas, but there are some other types of brain tumors and a couple of rare disease patients in the mix. The ultimate plan is to have one connected space where everyone (researchers, patients, scholars) can access all types of disease/health data to try and empower the path to better treatments and cures. Right now, our focus is on getting this database accessible and providing a quality set of data for researchers. After that is achieved, we will further empower the data for wider usage, and also connect it with other public data sets.
Dragon Master Foundation is run entirely by volunteers, and Team Fired Up runners are a big part of our success! Register for the race you want to participate in, and pay the registration fee*. Use one of the the "start fundraising now" buttons on this page to start your own personal fundraising page. Runners participating in the 5K commit to raising $550*, 10K runners commit to raising $650*, and half marathon runners commit to raising $800* for research. Team Fired Up runners who raise $1,000 will get a $50 gift card toward their Disney trip! Get an extra $50 for every $250 raised after that!
Be part of Team Fired Up's Inaugural Disney run, and get a $25 credit toward registration on EVERY future Disney race that Team Fired Up participates in!
*Registration fees are non-refundable, and participants acknowledge that they are responsible for fundraising goals and deadlines above and beyond the cost of registration. If any goal or deadline is missed, participation will be denied. Should that happen, registration fees are converted to donations.