About this Event
Please join us for The Annual Permanently Disabled Jockey's Fund 5K Run/Walk.
Held at beautiful Arlington Park Racecourse in Arlington Heights IL. All proceeds will go toward the PDJF.
Prizes for both Male and Female top finishers- Win, Place and Show.
Every runner receives a free t-shirt, free admission for the day at the races to Arlington Park, a photo taken in the winner's circle after the PDJF feature race, and free general admission passes for a future day at the races at Arlington Park.
We also welcome all runners and walkers. Please come and support the PDJF; a great cause at a great venue!
Pre-register online for - $30
Day of race registeration - $35
Have questions about PDJF 5K Charity Run? Joel Campbell - firstname.lastname@example.org
About the PDJF:
The Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF) is a 501(c)(3) public charity that provides financial assistance to some 60 former jockeys who have suffered catastrophic on-track injuries. Since its founding in 2006, the fund has disbursed over $5 million to permanently disabled jockeys, most of whom have sustained paralysis or brain injuries.
Many of the jockeys we serve were injured while in their 20s and 30s and face decades of living with a disability. They have lost their income and the opportunity to build a financial cushion sufficient to support them and their families.
The medical needs of our disabled jockeys are great and may include daily assistance from a caregiver. In today's healthcare environment, costs continue to escalate -- posing still more challenges to individuals who courageously test their limits every day.
The PDJF strives to reach out to everyone in the Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse industry, their business partners and the great fans of this sport for their support. Our long-term goal is to create an endowment that will enable the fund to be self-sufficient. While we build that endowment we ask for your support so that we may continue to assist these permanently disabled jockeys with their day-to-day needs.
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