4th Annual Noah’s Crown Town 5K Recap – 2019
Last year we announced a pledge of $1 Million to Children’s Mercy and presented a $200,000 check for the first installment. Well, because of all of you and your amazing contributions, we were able to donate $300,000 to Children’s Mercy during the opening ceremony of the 4th Annual Noah’s Crown Town 5K on Saturday, April 27.
It was during the opening ceremony that Noah’s family announced the $300,000 donation this year, putting us at half a million dollars in just 1 year. All of funds raised stay right here in Kansas City with Children’s Mercy, going straight to research for advancements in pediatric cancer treatments.
“We are honored to be able to present a check $300,000, made possible by all of the NBP supporters, to Children’s Mercy Hospital. CMH is paving new roads in the area of pediatric cancer research and this funding will help bring about new discoveries that will help save lives and reduce side effects from the current treatment protocols. Thank to everyone who has helped make Noah’s mission of helping others possible,” said Noah’s dad, Scott Wilson.
In addition to that exciting news, the opening ceremony included many special guests who spoke about why they are happy to be part of our mission and show their support for NBP. KC Royals pitcher Danny Duffy was present, along with Casi Joy from The Voice who sang our National Anthem. KMBC’s Neville Miller, Mix 93.3’s Tara Logan, Fox Sports KC’s Joel Goldberg, 610 Sports’ Bob Fescoe, former Royals pitcher Al Fitzmorris, Mrs. Kansas, and Tiny Miss Heartland were all in attendance to help kick off the morning.
The 4th annual event started out with some rainy skies and a lot of wind, but the weather cleared up to be a beautiful morning for a race. Tent row was lined with our sponsors and vendors providing anything from donuts to funnel cake and Chick-Fil-A chicken biscuits to crazy hairstyles and lego stations. The top overall male and female finishers won beautiful paintings that were painted live on site by Mike Debus of Danny Duffy and Whit Merrifield. The top 3 finishers in each age group received additional finisher medals and took pictures with Noah’s parents and Duffy.
In an annual tradition, Noah’s parents honored our Crown Town Warriors, children who have been diagnosed with pediatric cancer. Our warriors participated in a private meet and greet with the special guests, received special treats, and were recognized for their strength and bravery. While some of our warriors are no longer with us, they could still be seen in a stretch of the race course where photos of our angels cheer on our racers.
Thank you to everyone who participated! We look forward to doing it again next year!