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American Family Insurance Championship hosts UW Carbone Cancer Center’s Race for Research May 30

Annual fundraiser will again kick off week of tournament activities

The PGA TOUR Champions American Family Insurance Championship is the official host of the annual UW Carbone’s Race for Research. Registration for the 2020 event begins today, December 4.

The family-friendly 5K run/walk or 1-mile walk raises funds to support cancer research. UW Carbone’s Race for Research has raised more than $870,000 since its beginning in 2010 and has become a place for community members, patients, survivors, families and staff to join together to fight cancer.

2020 event to be held two weeks earlier

This year’s event will take place two weeks earlier than last year, on Saturday, May 30, starting with check-in and registration at 8 a.m. at the Thomas Zimmer Championship Cross Country Course, located adjacent to the University Ridge Golf Course in Madison, Wis. Run/walk events start at 9:30 a.m.

“Last year UW Carbone’s Race for Research became a new event for the American Family Insurance Championship with race proceeds supporting cancer research,” said Nate Pokrass, American Family Insurance Championship tournament director. “We’re pleased to give fans many ways to get involved with the tournament throughout the week, starting with this community fundraising event that has a positive impact on so many.”

“We are extremely grateful to partner with the American Family Insurance Championship once again on UW Carbone’s Race for Research,” said Dr. Howard Bailey, Andy & Susan North professor of cancer research, and director, UW Carbone Cancer Center. “Through this partnership, we’ve brought more awareness to the importance of cancer research and the impact of cancer research done right here at UW Carbone. We’ve been able to raise critical dollars since 2010 to fund lifesaving treatments to patients in Wisconsin and beyond. We look forward to seeing our patients and families, providers, researchers, staff and community members on May 30 as we take cancer to the finish line!”

Race and registration details/register starting today

More details and registration for the race can be found at

Everyone who registers receives a fundraising page online to share with family and friends. A unique aspect of this race is that participants are able to fundraise for their choice from a variety of specific cancer research funds.

"Early-early" bird discount available until January 30

Fees range from $15-$35 per participant, depending on several factors, such as registration date, age, and if running or walking. Children 0-5 are invited to participate for free. Participants who raise $100 or more on their personal fundraising pages will receive special incentives, to be announced at a later date. Use code RESEARCH at checkout to receive the “early-early” bird discount, good until January 30, 2020, for $10 off registration. After January 30, the “early” bird discount will be $5.

Additionally, all participants will receive a complimentary one-day admission ticket to the American Family Insurance Championship, with tournament play June 5-7 at University Ridge Golf Course.

Additional information

For more information about UW Carbone Cancer Center, visit For more about the American Family Insurance Championship, visit the tournament’s website at or follow its social media channels: Twitter: @amfamchamp; Facebook: American Family Insurance Championship; and Instagram: AmFamChampionship.

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About UW Carbone Cancer Center
The UW Carbone Cancer Center is Wisconsin’s only federally designated comprehensive cancer center and combines cutting edge research with outstanding patient care. Web:

About the American Family Insurance Championship
American Family Insurance, the PGA TOUR Champions and Wisconsin native Steve Stricker launched this professional golf tournament in June 2016. The American Family Insurance Championship, held annually at University Ridge Golf Course in Madison, Wis., features a 78-player field. Past champions include Jerry Kelly (2019), Scott McCarron (2018), Fred Couples (2017) and Kirk Triplett (2016). Championship week includes the three-day tournament, two Pro-Am competitions, 5k run/walk, charity concert and a special exhibition featuring celebrities from the sports and music industries. The 2020 event will be held May 30-June 7 with all proceeds allocated to the Steve Stricker American Family Insurance Foundation for distribution to the American Family Children’s Hospital and other charities. More than $7.1 million has been donated to charity since the inaugural event in 2016. For more information: Web:; Twitter: @AmFamChamp; Facebook: American Family Insurance Championship; Instagram: amfamchampionship #AmFamChamp