Thousands of participants gathered at Raymond James Stadium to Finish at the 50 for breast cancer research and patient services in the Bay.
Perfect Florida weather welcomed nearly 4,000 participants for the fifth annual Bucs Care Treasure Chests Finish at the 50 powered by Jabil. The annual event has become an October tradition for the Buccaneers and kicks off A Crucial Catch initiative in support of the team's commitment to raise funds for patient services and breast cancer research in the Tampa Bay area.
Buccaneers Defensive End, Will Gholston served as honorary starter for the race and was joined by his mother, Dawn Ward, a breast cancer survivor. "My mother and mentors of mine are breast cancer survivors and it's important to me to get the message out," said Gholston "This is a great cause and I am happy to support others in the fight and to bring more awareness."
For families, for friends, for the Tampa Bay community. Each racer took part in Treasure Chests Finish at the 50 for their own reasons, but on Saturday, everyone shared one goal. Finish at the 50-yard line of Raymond James Stadium. The courses featured the fan-favorite 5K, a new 1-Mile Fun Run and 10K and every participant came out of the tunnel and onto the field of their Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Every step offered more resources, awareness and hope for patients and families.
Glazer Family Foundation Co-President, Darcie Glazer Kassewitz, spoke on the continuing need for research and education. Moreover, the commitment of the team to the cause. "Every two minutes a woman will be told she has breast cancer," said Glazer Kassewitz. "Today is meaningful to my family and we're happy to be able to support everybody on their path."
The Treasure Chests race has now contributed over $180,000 from the Bucs Care Foundation with funds being utilized for breast cancer research and patient services through the American Cancer Society, Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation, Moffit Cancer Center and Florida Hospital Foundation.
In addition to the race, each entry includes a game ticket to watch the Buccaneers host the Carolina Panthers on October 29 for the Crucial Catch game. The first 500 race entries get even closer to the action, as they have an opportunity to take part in an on-field halftime experience. The game will feature pink game apparel worn by players, coaches and referees.
Bucs Care Foundation is focused on enhancing the lives of Bay Area residents through engaging programming and initiatives; including breast cancer awareness with the annual Treasure Chest Finish at the 50: 5K.10K, Fun Run & Corporate Challenge.
To view race results please visit: www.Buccaneers.com/TreasureChestsRace