Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
The participant registration fee is between $15-$35 depending on age and date of registration. All of The Dash's net proceeds support the mission of the non-profit Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Among the major cancer killers, pancreatic cancer has the lowest survival rate and receives the least amount of research funding.
By participating in The Dash, you help us "outrun" pancreatic cancer not only through raising funds towards a cure, but also by signaling your support to those who are currently fighting pancreatic cancer.
The Dash is organized by the Dr. John K. McCormick Foundation in partnership with the City of Redmond. John, a 22-year resident of Redmond, WA, lost his battle to pancreatic cancer in 2007. He was 56 years old. John was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. After moving to Redmond in 1985, John practiced sports medicine for over two decades while raising a family with his wife, Ann. Golfer, runner, avid student of everything (i.e. ukulele, banjo, Spanish, astronomy), John was greatly loved by his wife, Ann, 4 children--Kinsey, Kerry, Johnny, Meghan--and his extended family and friends.
The Foundation's overarching goals are to turn John McCormick's tragic loss to pancreatic cancer into an opportunity to stage an enriching community event while also raising awareness and funds towards a cure for pancreatic cancer.