It was a busy weekend for photography. So much so that I had to call in the reserves (my wife & father-in-law) to help. The first event was the Raleigh Police 5K Run For Our Heroes in downtown Raleigh. The other event was the first annual Bed Race held by the Caring Community Foundation. If you are looking for the images, you will find the 5K photos here and the Bed Race photos here. As always thanks for your support of these great charities, the Raleigh Police Memorial Foundation and the Caring Community Foundation.
The memorial foundation has been working hard over the past few years to raise funds for a proper fallen officer memorial for the Raleigh Police Department. Sadly eight officers have given their lives while protecting the citizens of our capital city, but they are finally recognized through the memorial which was dedicated Friday night before the 5K on Saturday. If you get a chance, please visit the Raleigh City hall to pay your respects at the memorial.
The Caring Community Foundation continues to be the little cancer charity that can. While many cancer charities raise funds for research, CCF is unique in that the funds raised are used to assist cancer patients in our area that have financial needs which are many times identified by their oncologist. The goal last year was 365 patients assisted and that goal was met and this charity has raised over $1 million in the 10 years since its humble start with a backyard BBQ.