Wednesday, February 6, 2013

How Far Can You Go?

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

We have a Charity Sponsor!!!

We are so excited to announce that we have filled the Charity Sponsorship position!!!

We have also sold an Honesty package!

If you are interested in sponsoring the race, please follow the Sponsorship Package link above!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Sign Up For Race!!

The Steps for Fonda 5K and Fun Run is up on!!!  Sign up for Steps for Fonda 5K and Fun Run at  Registration for the 5K is $25.  Check back later to sign up for the Fun Run!

Monday, November 19, 2012

About Fonda

       Everyone knows at least one person with cancer; whether it be our mom, brother, uncle, grandmother, or even co-worker, we all know at least one person with cancer. In fact, there are millions of people with cancer just in the United States- Fonda is one of them and she needs your help!

      Fonda doesn’t let her cancer stop her. With her friends, family, faith, and God, she knows that she can overcome cancer.  She is loving and loyal to her friends. When her friends had their wedding this past summer, they were over-whelmed with all the things they had to do for their wedding. However, Fonda took over and helped them by getting chairs, tables, table cloths, and much more for people to use at the wedding. Without Fonda's help, her friends did not know what they would have done.  She did all of that in a week.  About the same time, she was underemployed, struggling to keep the bills paid, and uninsured.  That was when Fonda found out she had Ovarian Cancer.

      When Fonda told us about her cancer, we asked ourselves what we could do to help her. That’s when we thought about the Steps for Fonda 5k and Fun Run! We said, "Let’s do a charity event to help our friend pay for her cancer treatments!"

      Fonda is close to her family. She has a 26-year-old daughter, and two loving grandchildren. She also has a cat named Thelma. She is thankful for her family because she doesn’t know what she would do if she didn’t have them. Fonda said that the things that have helped her the most to deal with cancer is God, her family, friends, and faith. 

       Fonda is a strong and brave lady to be able to go through cancer, and her friends and family admire her. Steps for Fonda is a race to help Fonda pay her cancer treatment bills. With people like you who run or donate to the Steps for Fonda race, we can show Fonda hope and love and help her through this difficult time!  Please sign up for Steps for Fonda today!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Race Course

The 5K (3.1 mile) race will begin and end at North Forsyth Middle School located at 3645 Coal Mountain Drive, Cumming, GA 30028.  The course is a relatively flat, scenic one that will be fun for runners or walkers.

Find more Run in Cumming, GA

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Race Date Set: February 24, 2013

Alan and Becca just met with Lowell and Meredith Starr of Five Star NTP, the company that will manage our race, Steps For Fonda!! We are so excited about the potential for raising money for Fonda's cancer care! If we do this right, we could raise a couple of thousand dollars!! We will need to sign up 80-120 runners/walkers to break even. Most of the money will come from sponsors and that is where we need YOU! Lowell said we need to get a committee of 8-10 people together to help us get runners/walkers and sponsors. If you are interested in helping, send us an email at and we will let you know when our first committee meeting will be.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Help! Volunteers needed!!

We have been doing some research on how to plan a race.  We are thinking we will have our first business meeting in the next week or so.  We may do best to set up committees.  Here are some of the things we will need help with:

  • Get sponsors  (Parrott & Associates, Inc. has agreed to be our first sponsor!) - name on back of T and link on this website plus promotion on Facebook.  Ideas:  podiatrist, gyms, Forsyth County Schools, sports organizations, your business!!
  • T-shirt design, order
  • Registration volunteers
  • Map route
  • Flyers/marketing
  • Food, drinks, music
  • Mark & measure course
  • Timmer
  • Medals for winners
  • for online registration
  • Identify charity other than Fonda
  • Permits from city
  • Medical volunteers, water, ambulance?
  • Clean-up committee

The following resources will help us plan this 5K:

How to Organize Your First Race

How to organize a 5k

How to organize a charity walk