The 2018 Race for Hope in Washington D.C. was another great success this year, with more than 8,000 registered participants and nearly 475 different hard-working teams collectively raising a grand total of approximately $1.7 million by race day to benefit ABC2 and the National Brain Tumor Society.
David Cook and his Team for a Cure raised nearly $78,000 in donations by Race day (excludes team event proceeds, which will be added at a later date) and were recognized as one of the top fundraising teams, once again! Over the past ten years, David and his fans have raised over $1.3 million for brain cancer and brain tumor research through the Race for Hope and other fundraising projects.
After the Race, David was honored with the 2018 Rabbi Joseph P. Weinberg Triumph of the Spirit Award (WATCH VIDEO), presented by Weinberg’s wife, Marcia, six of their grandchildren, and son Jonathan. Weinberg was the senior rabbi at the Washington Hebrew Congregation, who died of a brain tumor in 1999. “There will be times in our lives of uncertainty, sadness, loss and darkness and in those moments we will face a choice – will we stay in the dark, or will we move to the light? It will be up to us,” said Rabbi Weinberg. “The world is new every morning, that is God’s great gift to us. Each and every day is a new opportunity, a new beginning – that is the triumph of the spirit.”
The evening before the Race, David took his final bow as Charlie Price in Kinky Boots on Broadway, driving overnight from New York City to Washington, DC to participate in the day’s events and then spending time in the early evening with Team for a Cure members able to attend a Team event this year. The event (with all proceeds benefiting the Team) included David dining and meeting with fans.