Photo Finish 5K 2012 – Make A Difference

Posted by on Oct 01 2012 | Other

By Adriane Smith, Race Founder’s Circle and Eastman Young Professionals Steering Board

When I visit George Eastman House, I love to look at Mr. Eastman’s oak box full of index cards recording all of his charitable contributions. George Eastman was a great philanthropist and wanted to make Rochester, N.Y. the best place to live and work.

During his life he supported organizations concerned with health and wellness, culture, education, and more. Today, the charitable investments he made are still at the foundation of many organizations in Rochester and beyond.

It is George Eastman’s generous spirit of philanthropy that inspires the George Eastman House PhotoFinish 5K. In the PhotoFinish 5K, everybody can be a philanthropist. Everybody can invest themselves in the cause they feel most passionate about. And everybody can make a meaningful difference. The PhotoFinish 5K is a community wide event with participants donating and raising money for over 40 nonprofits—with concerns from education to health to culture to animals to music and anything in between.

You can join an existing team or start a new one for your own favorite nonprofit; fundraising is open through October. So many people coming together to support so many amazing causes truly exemplifies the vision George Eastman had for our community. This Saturday, runners and walkers will gather to celebrate George Eastman’s legacy of philanthropy. Come celebrate with us and together let’s make Rochester the best place to live and work.

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Lace Up – Photo Finish 5K 2012

Posted by on Sep 17 2012 | Other

Attention runners! Our big event of the fall is fast approaching, the George Eastman House Photo Finish 5K on October 6! It’s not too late to get your team and your charity on. We’re working with Crowdrise again this year make it easy for participants to gain momentum and support.

We’re also excited to be screening Chariots Of Fire  on September  24, 2012, @ 8:00 p.m.  What better way to get pumped for a race? Donations gratefully accepted.

That night you’ll also be able to enter the name of your favorite charity in a 50/50 drawing for half of the evening’s proceeds.

Don’t forget, you can run or you can walk, you can bring your family or come alone. Please do come out to support the local Rochester community and your favorite charity.

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