Michael’s Run for Life Festival
Event: Michael’s Run for Life Festival
Date & Times: Saturday July 24, 2021 | Festival starts at 5PM | Concert starts at 7PM
Location: Germantown Crossing | Germantown Hills, IL
Germantown Hills, IL (May 21, 2021) – For over the past seven years, Michael’s Run for Life Festival has been a yearly gathering for so many of us. Year after year we see generations of families coming in from all over the Midwest (and further) to enjoy a day of activities in Germantown Hills, Illinois. It has become a place for friends and families to reconnect and share experiences with each other. It has grown into so much more than just a fundraiser.
Angie Brown (festival co-founder) had this to say about this year’s event: “It has been a difficult year, for each of us in our own ways. But on behalf of the committee, we wanted to start this year off by saying, thank you for your continued support for Michael’s Run for Life and the Michael P. Brown Colon Cancer Foundation and we have missed seeing you!”
The Michael P. Brown Colon Cancer Foundation is extremely excited to announce that all the activities announced last year have been rescheduled for the 2021 Michaels Run for Life Festival. Chicago based Boy Band Review will be headlining the 2021 Michael’s Run for Life Festival. The event will be held on July 24, 2021 – Outdoors at Germantown Crossing (505 Jubilee Ln, Germantown Hills, IL). DJ Jordan from Peoria’s 92.3 will perform after Boy Band Review. Festivities before the concert include a kid’s run, a 1 mile walk and a 5k Run. There will be face painting and other activities, a live & silent auction as well as food and drinks!
Tickets are on sale NOW! Registering for one of the 3 runs will gain you free admittance into the concert. Concert tickets are also being sold separately from the runs. To register for one of the runs or to purchase concert ticket’s visit www.Run4michael.com!
5pm – Gates open and festival begins with food, drinks, a bake sale, a silent auction and a kid’s corner with inflatables face-painting, balloon artists and more.
5:30pm – Kid’s Run - $20 to register which includes the kid’s corner, concert admittance and a T-shirt).
6pm – 5k Run ($35) immediately followed by 1-mile walk ($30) - Both include t-shirt, race cup and concert admittance.
7:15pm – Concert Begins with a live auction between bands
Times are subject to change. Please visit www.Run4Michael.com for the most up-to-date times.
About Boy Band Review - Bringing harmonies, videos, dancing, and energy, Boy Band Review has captured the hearts of fans with their #boyband shows that transport audience members back in time to the days of frosted tips and hunky front-men professing their undying love. With a full backing band, Boy Band review brings all the sweet hip thrusts and air grabs performed perfectly “N SYNC”. The shows are an incredible throwback experience with dancing and harmonies where the audience members relive the best years! They are playing to capacity crowds throughout the Midwest and nationwide. These new kids heat up to 98 degrees every time helping you to relive the best years. For more information go to: www.boybandreview.com
About Michael P. Brown Colon Cancer Foundation and the festival – This event was created by Michael and his wife, Angie. Michael was initially diagnosed with stage 3 Colon Cancer in February 2010. He went through six months of chemotherapy with his wife and infant son by his side. Michael had been in remission for almost 4 years when in December 2013, he was diagnosed with stage 4 Colon Cancer. He underwent additional chemotherapy and extensive surgery to remove the cancer in April of 2014. Michael once again went into remission for almost 2 years when he had another recurrence. Michael had another extensive surgery in April of 2016 to remove more cancer. After an inspirational and incredible fight, Michael passed in January of 2019. Michael had Signet Ring Cell Adenocarcinoma, a rare and aggressive type of cancer that affects less than 1% of all Colon Cancer patients. Because of its rarity, this type of cancer is not researched as much as the more common forms of Colon Cancer. All money raised for the foundation go directly to research and hopefully one day eradicate this type of colon cancer. The fight continues, spearheaded by Angie, sons Jaxson and Karter as well as a group of close friends and relatives.