BAM Weather to Host 5K Race supporting Adalynn Strong and the Cure Starts Now

We are very excited to announce that BAM Weather will be hosting a 5K Run on June 2, 2024 in Franklin, IN and we want to invite you to participate!

Register to Run or Walk Here!

We have teamed up with the Adalynn Strong Chapter of the Cure Starts Now to help raise money and awareness for pediatric brain cancer. BAM’s goal is to raise more than $30,000 through the event for this cause.

The Adalynn Strong chapter of the Cure Starts Now was started in memory of Adalynn Jessen who was diagnosed in 2020 with a rare inoperable brain tumor.

“After Addie passed away, she donated her brain to research to continue the fight for a cure,” Kate Jessen said. “Since starting her chapter we’ve been able to raise over $170,000 for pediatric cancer research! The Cure Starts Now represents something truly different – a grassroots effort dedicated to, not just fighting one cancer, but the elimination of ALL cancers.”

The Run for the Sun 5K will be a part of the ongoing fight against pediatric cancer.

“Pediatric cancer isn’t stopping, and neither are we,” Kate said. “Addie fought for us participating in clinical trials and studies to help the outcome for future diagnosed children, and this is why we continue fighting for her!” 

Over the years, BAM Weather has made it a mission to support the Cure Starts Now and their efforts into researching pediatric brain cancer. BAM Weather has been blessed to build an entire wall of custom painted/drawn hearts that had been auctioned to raise money for The Cure Starts Now.

“When I met Adalynn and the Jessen’s several years ago, there was just an instant connection I felt with them,” co-Founder and CEO of BAM Weather Michael Clark said. “I knew what they were battling was horrific and I knew I was going to do everything I could do personally to help them battle it. Over the years we’ve become close friends. Little Addie has brought several people together with her battle of DIPG.”

Hosting the Run for the Sun 5K is the next step for BAM to give back to this important cause and support Adalynn Strong and the Jessen’s.

“The 5k is going to be huge, and all of the money is going to this foundation to fight this unforgiving disease,” Clark said. “No child or parent should ever have to deal with this. Together, with the Adalynn Strong Chapter, we will continue to fight back against childhood cancer. I hope this 5k is busting at the seams and I hope to be standing at the finish line handing this organization a very large check.”

Donate to BAM’s Fundraiser for The Cure Starts Now

Sponsor the Run for the Sun 5K

The Run for the Sun 5K will be held in Franklin, IN, beginning at the Amphitheater and then wind through the Greenway Trail along Young’s Creek. Registration for this event will begin at 8:30 AM ET with runners taking off from the start line at approximately 9:30 AM ET. Participants can register to run the 5K or choose to walk 1 mile on the course.

Numerous local businesses will be on site meeting with runners and providing goody bags and samples. A water truck will be available on site to ensure runners stay hydrated throughout the event. BAM Weather’s meteorologists will be providing forecast support for the event.

For those that can’t participate in the run/walk, additional activities, including raffle baskets, will be available on site.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for the Run for the Sun 5K or donating to the cause, click one of the buttons above to sign up! If you have questions about sponsorship or are interested in providing in-kind donations or raffle items, please reach out to BAMWX CCO Bret Walts at [email protected].

Register to Run or Walk Here!

About The Cure Starts Now:

The Cure Starts Now (501c3 Federal Non-Profit) is one of the only cancer foundations dedicated to a “homerun” cure for all cancers, starting first with one of the most deadly and difficult cancers: pediatric brain cancer. Many experts believe that the lessons we learn from fighting pediatric cancer may in fact provide us the critical first step in winning the battle against all forms of cancer, both pediatric and adult.

About BAM Weather (BAMWX)

BAMWX specializes in delivering a very simple yet unique and personal, location specific forecast. In addition to transportation and government agencies, BAMWX also provides forecasting services for industries including school districts, professional sports, motorsports, concerts, fairs and festivals, agricultural, snow removal, landscape, energy, and more. With a focus and extreme attention to detail in both short and long-term forecasting, BAM’s #1 goal is to assist customers in high cost decision support based on accurate weather analytics.