Thank you so much to all who participated by either walking, running or simply getting outside! We loved seeing your photos!
Thank you to all who registered, donated, supported and shared - we are overjoyed and so grateful for the love and support! This year we doubled the amount raised in comparison to years past with proceeds to benefit Appendix Cancer/PMP research and education.
It's not too late to Donate. Donations will remain open until next year's event.
Visit acpmp.org/blog to see the winners of our iPad drawing and Photo contest.
Get outside this Father's Day weekend (June 20th - 21st) in support of our 14th Annual Appendix Cancer/PMP Virtual Walk or Run!
Due to the current COVID-19 environment, we have decided to transition our annual event to a VIRTUAL Walk or Run fundraising and awareness event this year! We are hoping to gain your continued support to make this event just as successful as in years past! Also, please stay tuned for details on a fun Facebook Live with Judy on June 20th.
A virtual walk/run means you can go whatever distance, whenever you'd like and you can do so in your own neighborhood! Anyone can join! It's also the perfect opportunity to set up a team page and walk/run in honor or in memory of someone to raise awareness of Appendix Cancer/PMP.
Here's how YOU can help further research and education as well as "Make a Difference for Dutch" and the Appendix Cancer/PMP community this year:
Register you and your family
Create or join a team. You can personalize your page and raise funds
Tell your friends and family to join the fun & share on social media
Lace up your sneakers, wear your new 2020 ACPMP t-shirt (must register by 6/12 to receive), and get outside on Father's Day weekend
Lastly, tag us in your photos of you and your family getting outside or use the hashtag #acpmpgoesvirtual2020 (best/most creative photo wins a $25 Amazon gift card)
All proceeds benefit the ACPMP Research Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to fund critical research and education for Appendix Cancer and Pseudomyxoma Peritonei (PMP). The ACPMP Research Foundation is the leading organization that participates in the funding of promising research worldwide to better treat, understand and cure Appendix Cancer and Pseudomyxoma Peritonei (PMP).
Your participation is so important to us and will help fund critical research and education for Appendix Cancer and PMP! This event has raised over $400,000 in the last 13 years!
Father's Day Weekend
June 20th - 21st, 2020
Your own neighborhood!
ADULT: $30 (includes ACPMP t-shirt*)
CHILD: $20 (includes ACPMP t-shirt*)
Extra t-shirt: $20
ACPMP Face Mask: $10
*T-shirts guaranteed to all who register by June 12th (within USA only). We will make every effort to ship t-shirts to arrive before Father's Day weekend but we cannot guarantee arrival date.
ACPMP Face Mask $10
WANT TO BECOME A SPONSOR?
Logo on website, Facebook page and email blast
*t-shirts (50) and ACPMP swag bag!
Logo on event website, Facebook page and email blast
*t-shirts (20) and ACPMP swag bag!
Logo on event website and Facebook page
*t-shirts (10) and ACPMP swag bag!
Logo on event website, *t-shirts (2) and ACPMP swag bag!
*Sponsors must register by June 12th to qualify for t-shirts.
Why We Walk...
On July 22, 2006, Frank “Dutch” Culbertson, our beloved family member and friend, lost his courageous battle against this rare cancer. Following Dutch’s death, his wife Judy Culbertson and best friend Jim "Turk" Carroll chose to continue his fight by creating this walk. Judy’s continued courage and tenacity in fighting this disease, supported by her children, friends, neighbors, and both the Culbertson and Gormley families is an honor to his memory and his spirit!
For those of us that knew and loved Dutch, it is a simple mission from our heart. We have the opportunity for friends and family to get together for a good cause and hopefully help impact the lives of those currently fighting Appendix Cancer/PMP.
Making a Difference
As we walk on Father's Day each year to honor the memory of Dutch and other loved ones who have lost their battle with Appendix Cancer/PMP, we also walk to provide hope and inspiration for those patients currently fighting the disease as well as their family members.
Appendix Cancer/PMP is an extremely rare disease that has affected many families. Click here to learn more about this rare cancer.
Please join us in our fight and help make a difference!
The Starfish Story
By Loren Eiseley (Briarcliffe Paraphrasing)
Once upon a time two friends agreed to meet at the beach one morning (probably Wildwood). As one friend arrived the other appeared to be dancing along the shoreline. He smiled to himself at the thought of his friend dancing on the beach in the early morning. As he got closer he noticed the friend was reaching down to the sand, picking up small objects and throwing them into the ocean. He came closer and approached his friend and said “What are you doing?" The friend paused, looked up and replied ”Throwing starfish into the ocean.” “But why?” the friend replied. “Because the sun is up and the tide is going out. If I don’t throw them in they’ll die.” Upon hearing this, the friend said “Don’t you realize there are miles and miles of beach and there are starfish all along every mile? "You can’t possibly make a difference!” At this, the friend bent down, picked up yet another starfish and threw it into the ocean. As it met the water, he said, “It made a difference for that one!” We can imagine our friend Dutch with a big smile dancing along the shoreline saving starfish on the beach (cold beer in hand)! We can also imagine a day in the future when our PMP/Appendix Cancer walk is attended by many survivors of the disease. It is then that we will know that our walk has “Made a Difference for Dutch”.
Thank you to our amazing business sponsors for supporting this event, much of our success is because of the generous support of our sponsors. Please check out these sponsors and thank them for their generosity.
Interested in becoming a Sponsor? Click here for more information on our Sponsorship Opportunities.
Select your Registration or Sponsor option below.
T-shirts included with registrations received by June 12th
Additional t-shirts are available for purchase
ACPMP facemasks (navy blue with ACPMP logo) are also available for purchase
You are able to add additional family and friends during registration. You will see the “Add another registration” button before checkout.
A unique email is required for each registration that includes a Personal Fundraising Page.
If your guests don't want a personal fundraising page, select "No" to the question "Will your guest be creating a personal fundraiser?
Join or Create a Team:
To join or create a team, a personal fundraising page is required
If your guests want to join your team, but don't want a personal fundraising page, you can customize your team page and add their names
You're all set. A copy of your receipt will be emailed to you.
Don't forget to tag us in your photos of you and your family getting outside on Father's Day weekend and use the hashtag #acpmpgoesvirtual2020 (best/most creative photo wins a $25 Amazon gift card)!