All invited! Join us VIRTUALLY, Saturday or Sunday, or IN PERSON on Sunday 6/20 at Ridley Creek State Park (near Philadelphia) to walk/run in support of appendix cancer research, education, and awareness.
VIRTUAL EVENT DETAILS
Father's Day Weekend
June 19th - 20th, 2021
ADULT: $30 (includes ACPMP t-shirt*)
CHILD: $20 (includes ACPMP t-shirt*)
Extra T-Shirt: $30
ACPMP Face Mask: 2 pack for $20
*Register by June 5th (within USA only) and we will make every effort to ship t-shirts to arrive before Father's Day weekend, but we cannot guarantee arrival date. Registrations after June 5th will still receive t-shirt, but they may not arrive in time for event. Additional costs apply to international shipments.
IN PERSON EVENT DETAILS
Sunday, June 20th, 2021
Check in: 8am
Start time: 9am
Ridley Creek State Park
Site 11A and 11B
1023 Sycamore Mills Rd, Media, PA 19063
ADULT: $30 (includes ACPMP t-shirt*)
CHILD: $20 (includes ACPMP t-shirt*)
Extra T-Shirt: $30
ACPMP Face Mask: 2 pack for $20
MUST REGISTER BEFORE 6/18. NO WALK UPS! MASKS REQUIRED.
*Register by June 11th to ensure t-shirt size. In person registrants will receive t-shirts upon check in at the event, Sunday 6/20, OR available Friday evening 6/18 at O'Connells Tavern between 6-8pm.
Get outside this Father's Day weekend (June 19-20, 2021) in support of the Appendix Cancer Pseudomyxoma Peritonei Research Foundation’s 15th Annual Appendix Cancer/PMP Walk or Run!
TWO WAYS TO PARTICIPATE:
1. VIRTUALLY on either, Saturday, June 19th or Sunday, June 20th, by walking or running in your neighborhood
ACPMP is proud to announce that the 15th annual “Make a Difference for Dutch” walk and run will take place again this year, VIRTUALLY & IN PERSON. It will continue to be a virtual event going forward so it's accessible to anyone! With a virtual format, you can go whatever distance, whenever you'd like over Father's Day weekend and you can do so in your own neighborhood! ANYONE CAN JOIN! This is the perfect opportunity to set up a team page and walk/run in honor or in memory of someone and to raise awareness of Appendix Cancer PMP.
2. IN PERSON at Ridley Creek State Park (site 11A and 11B) on Sunday, Father's Day, June 20th
We will hold our traditional “Make a Difference for Dutch” walk and 5k in person at Ridley Creek State Park as well as VIRTUALLY around the world. The in-person event will be held in accordance with local, state and CDC guidelines, including masks required for all participants. If we are unable to hold the in person event, participants can transition to virtual (details to follow if necessary). We welcome all to attend in person if possible, but encourage everyone to embrace our new virtual format and walk or run in your local area!
Last year the pandemic unfortunately caused us to cancel our local walk at Ridley Creek State Park, but thankfully we were able to transition to a virtual walk with outstanding success! More funds were raised during our virtual event last year than ever before - $94,000! Members of our community stepped up and stepped up BIG -- walking and running throughout the US and beyond to support this important cause! All proceeds go to the ACPMP Research Foundation as we continue to raise awareness and fund meaningful research towards finding a cure for appendix cancer. Celebrating our 15th year, our goal is to raise $115,000.
1 Register! Decide if you'd like to join VIRTUALLY or IN PERSON
2 Create or join a team and begin fundraising
3 Share and invite friends and family to join the fun
4 Lace up your sneakers, wear your new ACPMP t-shirt and get outside on Father's Day weekend either in your neighborhood or at Ridley Creek State Park on Sunday!
5 Tag us in your photos or use the hashtag #appendixcancerwalk2021. The team with the most creative photo will win some ACPMP swag!
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 funding promising research worldwide to better treat, understand and cure Appendix Cancer and Pseudomyxoma Peritonei (PMP). Our organization exists SOLELY through support from donations and fundraisers created by patients and their friends and families. Every dollar makes a difference in our fight against appendix cancer.
Your participation is greatly appreciated. Your support of this event will fund CRITICAL research and education for appendix cancer and pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP).
The ACPMP Research Foundation is the only nonprofit organization dedicated to funding research for appendix cancer and PMP. ACPMP has distributed $1.3 million in the form of 27 research grants, with another $100,000 to be issued in 2021.
This event has raised over half a million dollars in the last 15 years!
WANT TO BECOME A SPONSOR?
Mile Sponsor $125
Support our virtual auction!
If you, your family, or your business have any products or items to donate for our Facebook auction in June, we would love your help. We are looking for products that will generate excitement, attention and value to our worthwhile cause (new & unused). Your gift will generously help support our event's goal! Send us an email!
Sponsor our event!
Get your company logo and link to your business on our event website, Facebook page (over 4,000 followers), or email blast (over 5,000 contacts). Sponsor details in registration and here. Deadline is June 1st.
Run the Day will be executing our timing services and race management for our IN PERSON 5k on 6/20.
Why We Walk
We walk on Father's Day weekend each year to honor the memory of those who have passed from appendix cancer / pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP). However, we also walk to provide hope and inspiration to appendix cancer PMP patients/families currently fighting this disease to let them know that they are not alone. Coming together one weekend every year provides hope to all and strengthens the bond within our rare community.
All proceeds support the Appendix Cancer Pseudomyxoma Peritonei Research Foundation as we continue to raise awareness and fund meaningful research towards finding a cure for appendix cancer. Celebrating our 15th year, our goal is to raise $115,000!
Appendix Cancer/PMP is an extremely rare disease, but it has affected many. Please consider supporting, every dollar makes a difference in our fight against appendix cancer.
Help Us Make a Difference!
Celebrating A 15 Year Tradition
Fifteen years ago, we held the first “Make a Difference for Dutch” walk following the passing of our beloved friend and family member Frank “Dutch” Culbertson who had appendiceal cancer.
Judy, surrounded by family and friends, felt compelled to act with a simple mission from the heart -- to continue Dutch’s battle with appendix cancer. Our goals included: hold a walk/run to honor Dutch’s memory; raise funds for appendix cancer research and education -- work towards a cure; improve the state of research, education and resources so future patients and families had more support as they faced this horrible disease and the challenges it presented.
Throughout the years, many members of the appendix cancer community from near and far attended and supported the event in honor or memory of loved ones affected by appendix cancer. Supporters flew in from Canada and across the country because no other events were held with a similar mission. Through those first years, the ACPMP Research Foundation was formed.
We are proud to have made significant progress on those goals, but our job is not done and we are looking forward to continuing ACPMP's mission. We always knew our local walk and efforts would end at some point and thankfully now we have a clear vision of how we can successfully continue our mission going forward with our new virtual format!
-Jim Carroll and Judy Culbertson
T-Shirts & Face Masks
Each participant will receive a t-shirt with their registration.
VIRTUAL REGISTRANTS: please register by June 5th in order to be eligible for t-shirt arrivals before Father's Day weekend. Shipping is available to all VIRTUAL registrants (included in the $30 fee*).
IN PERSON REGISTRANTS: please register by June 11th to ensure t-shirts sizes. Pickup for IN PERSON participants available at the event on Sunday 6/20 OR Friday evening 6/18 from 6-8pm at O'Connells Tavern in Springfield, PA.
Additional t-shirts available for $30 and face masks available 1 for $10, 2 for $20 or 5 for $40. Add ons can be made when registering! *Please note that there will be additional costs for any international shipping.
We will be hosting a virtual auction on our Facebook page in June consisting of live bidding on some cool items! We need your help to make this successful. If you, your family, or your business have any products, tickets, or items to donate for our auction, we would be greatly appreciative. We are open to anything and looking for items (new and unused) that will generate excitement, attention and value to this worthwhile cause. We will shout out the individual or company as well to say thank you! Send us an email to discuss!
Tag us in your photos or use the hashtag #appendixcancerwalk2021. The team with the most creative photo will win some ACPMP swag!
ACPMP t-shirts included with every registration. For the past 14 years, the t-shirt color has always been a surprise, so you won't know what it looks like until you receive yours in the mail!
ACPMP Face Masks available for purchase!
2 pack for $20!
We will be hosting a virtual auction on our Facebook page in June consisting of live bidding on some amazing items! One being an iPad mini! Check it out and place your bid today!
Proceeds support the ACPMP Research Foundation. Your support is greatly appreciated!
Want your own ACPMP swag, but don't want to register for our event? You can shop our online store! ACPMP baseball hats, wristbands, ribbon magnets, tumblers and more.
Thank you to our amazing business sponsors for supporting this event, much of our success is because of the generosity of various sponsors! Please check out these sponsors below and thank them for their generosity.
Interested in becoming a sponsor of our 15th Annual Appendix Cancer/PMP Virtual Walk Run? Check out our Sponsorship Opportunities!
Notice of Non-Affiliation and Disclaimer
Select your registration or sponsorship option below
T-shirt included with all registrations. Additional t-shirts are available for purchase!
VIRTUAL Registrants: Shipping shirts available. Please register by June 5th in order for t-shirts to arrive before Father's Day weekend
IN PERSON Registrants: Pick up shirts at O'Connells Tavern in Springfield, PA on 6/18 from 6-8pm OR at Ridley Creek State Park on 6/20 at 8am. Please register by June 11th to ensure t-shirt sizes for in person pick up
(Please note: additional costs will apply for international shipments)
ACPMP Face masks:
ACPMP face masks (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
Please consider making an additional donation to support appendix cancer research, education and awareness. Help us hit our goal of $115,000!
All donations support the Appendix Cancer Pseudomyxoma Peritonei Research Foundation
You're all set. A copy of your receipt will be emailed to you.
We are so grateful for your support of our 15th Annual Appendix Cancer PMP Walk/Run!
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: #appendixcancerwalk2021. The team with the most creative photo will win some ACPMP swag!