Update on the 2nd Annual Keepin’ It Renal 5K Run/Walk

May 30, 2015 / devchris / media

Our 2nd Annual Keepin’ It Renal 5K Run/Walk was re-scheduled from May 30th 2015 to June 27th, 2015 due to inclement weather and the rising water of the Brazos River.  Overall we had a successful event with 325 people that either registered for the event or donated to the cause.  The day of the walk, the weather was beautiful.  A special thank you to our Company sponsors:  Randalls Food (Donated 20 cases of water and bananas), Sugar Land Finish Line (Andy Stewart –  donated (2) 50 dollar gift certificates and traffic cones); Bank of New York Mellon (Bronze Sponsor $250.00); Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital (Donated 400 bags); Road ID (Donated Race Bibs and nine $15 gift certificates), The Rouxpour ($50 gift certificate); Gringos donated ($25 gift certificate); Watermark Graphics (paid shipping fees for the t-shirts and raffle gift) and Sterling McCall Lexus (Donated two raffle gifts…A Lexus for the Weekend and a Complete Car Detail inside and out). Our individual Gold Sponsors:  Curtis Threat (Family and Friends); Rex & Rose Everett. Our Silver Sponsor:  Marcia Mobley; Our Bronze Sponsors: Nancy Wenning, Lump Mayberry.  Our Friends of Chris “CJ” Johnson Sponsors:  Chad Fuller, Etta Hodge, Bob & Linda Bilski, Richard & Kristen DeVon, Trennis & Rhonda Curry, John & Juanita Allen, Jason & Sarah DeVon, Richard Tolbert and Ray Higgins.  The Champion Center (Pastors Ladell and Gwendolyn Graham) had the largest group with 86 paid registrants…..Thank you so much for your continued support.  Thank you MD Anderson Cancer Center for coming out to support our Cause. Awareness could not occur without all of our Supporters & Volunteers, and for that we will forever be grateful.  Thank you Mayor Pro-tem Amy Mitchell for presenting the Certificate of Recognition urging all citizens to support efforts to promote Cancer Awareness through the 5K Run/Walk benefiting the Chris “CJ” Johnson Foundation, Inc. A special thank you to our photographers, Lump Mayberry, Tony Gore and Parev Patel with Red Scope Studios.  We have so many beautiful pictures and videos because of them.  Our first place overall female runner was Wendy O’Neil from BNY Mellon; 2nd place runner was Robin Cox and our 3rd place runner was Dr. Bernadette  Bonaparte.  Congratulations to our overall female winners.  Our first place overall male runner was Willie Cobbin from TCC; 2nd place runner was Phillip Bonaparte from TCC and the 3rd place runner was Dr. Lucas from TCC.  Congratulation to our overall male winners. See Photo Gallery for Pictures.  Hope to see everyone next year for our 3rd Annual Keepin’ It Renal 5k Run/Walk on May 21, 2016.  Remember a portion of our donations will be given to MD Anderson Cancer Center to advance the research of Renal Medullary Carcinoma.


Preparing for the Balloon Release
Preparing for the Balloon Release

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