Society of St. Stephen’s Thirteenth Annual Back to School Fundraiser has been scheduled for May 11. Committee members, left to right: Susan Prichard, Ann Gonzalez and Judy Monaghan are ready to play and accept donations.

After having to cancel their 2020 event due to the coronavirus, Mothers Against Cancer members are hard at work planning the 8th Annual Virginia Gandy 5K Run and Walk. This year's event will be held Saturday, April 24, at Kingwood High School, 2701 Kingwood Drive in Kingwood.

Start times are 8 a.m. for the timed 5K run/walk for all ages and 9:30 a.m. for the children’s race (ages 11 and under). The event includes medals for all participants, a raffle, children’s activities, free refreshments and more. Participants will be required to comply with Humble ISD’s COVID-19 regulations.

Virginia Gandy was a longtime member of the organization; she passed away in March 2012. Her daughter, Meg, is a Mothers Against Cancer member and a teacher at Greentree Elementary in Kingwood.

The 5K race consists of a beautiful, scenic course through Kingwood that begins at Kingwood High School and goes through the greenbelt trails around Kingwood. The children’s race will be held in the main entrance parking lot of Kingwood High School, which will be closed off to cars. If you want to support this event, but would rather sleep late, there is a "Sleepwalker" option.

Event Registration

To view the registration packet, go to mothersagainstcancer.org/virginia-gandy-5k-run-and-walk and click the registration link. Register by April 9 for the lowest registration fee and to receive a race day T-shirt.

New this year: You can purchase Stacey’s Sweets Snickerdoodle cookies for $8 per bag. Please contact Colleen Dowden at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 281-744-8780. Stacey’s Sweets donates $2 per bag to Mothers Against Cancer. Your purchases will be included in your race packet.

If you would like to sponsor this event, go to mothersagainstcancer.org/5k-sponsorships. Sponsorships range from $250 to $3,500 and include event entries. The sponsorship deadline is April 3.

Packet Pickup

Race packets may be picked up at Raising Cane’s, 4509 Kingwood Dr., Friday, April 23, from 3 to 7 p.m. Race day registrations will begin at 7 a.m. near Kingwood High School’s main entrance area.

All proceeds benefit Texas Children's Cancer Center for pediatric cancer research so that, one day, no parent will hear those life-changing words, "Your child has cancer."

About Mothers Against Cancer:

Mothers Against Cancer was founded in 1989 to help the fight against cancer, a leading cause of childhood disease. MAC is a nonprofit foundation with 501(c)(3) status from the IRS. The membership is made up of volunteers from Kingwood and the Lake Houston area, who have contributed over $6.95 million to Texas Children’s Cancer Center for pediatric cancer research.

Event details:

Date: Saturday, April 24, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Location: Kingwood High School, 2701 Kingwood Drive, Kingwood

Events:

  • 7 a.m. – Onsite registration begins

  • 8 a.m. – 5K Run (timed) & Walk

  • 9 a.m. – 5K Awards for top three male and female finishers

  • 9:30 a.m. – Children's Race

  • Post-Race Party

Other Activities:

  • All participants will receive an award

  • DJ

  • Raffle

  • Children's activities

  • FREE food and beverages for all participants at the post-race party

For More Information: Contact Colleen Dowden at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 281-744-8780.

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