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Jun 24
Apr 24

WDW has contacted us and if you can believe it – it is time to commit to them in

order to be a charity participant in the 2014 marathon, half-marathon and Goofy

runs.  You’ll notice they have added a 5K, a 10K and a new Dopey Run that sounds quite


Prices are listed BEFORE June 1 and after June 1 and there are also some incentives for those of you ready to commit TODAY:

HALF MARATHON – $150/ $200
FULL MARATHON – $150/$200
10K                         - $85/ $100
GOOFY                   -$320/ $350
DOPEY                    - $475/ $500
MICKEY MILE          - $25
KIDS’ RACES          - $10

They are holding a limited number of spots in each division for us; My incentive for those inclined to attempt the Goofy or the Dopey is…. FIRST runner to sign up, the Scott Carter Foundation will PAY YOUR ENTIRE ENTRY FEE!

We plan to stay at the Polynesian again in 2014 and each runner will be expected to raise $1500 ($2000 for the Dopey) through online pledges and other fund raising tasks.

Registration is open!!


Jul 17

It’s that time again.  Time to get our team together for the 2013 Walt Disney World Marathon and Half-Marathon Weekend.  We are hoping for even more participants this year.

The Scott Carter Foundation is excited to announce that we are teaming up with the Walt Disney World Marathon to help raise money and bring awareness to the need for pediatric cancer research.  Join us for a weekend of races that are as Magical as they are Memorable- from Disney’s Health & Fitness Expo to running through all four Theme Parks. Win medals of Mickey Mouse and his friends!

Save the dates of January 10-13 and lace up your shoes.  Entry fee is $200 and participants will be asked to raise a minimum of $1500 for The Scott Carter Foundation Children’s Cancer Research.

Entry fee includes 3 nights accommodations for four at the Walt Disney Polynesian Resort plus so much more.  For more information check out our flyer or register now online!


Mar 28

Oklahoma State Junior Greek Life is hosting a 5 on 5 basketball tournament on April 15, 2012, to raise funds for The Scott Carter Foundation.  Committee members extended an invitation to Burns Hargis on March 26.  Hargis is the current President of Oklahoma State University.  We are grateful for his support of this event.

Mar 21

Jessica Tsotsoros is a childhood friend of the Carter family.  Not only did Jessica raise money for the foundation, and not only did she train and run the half-marathon with our group, but she ran the FULL-marathon the very next day.  This is the Goofy Challenge put on by Walt Disney World.  Below is her story in her own words:

Running is something I have done for the past 12 years.  I have never been fast, but always consistent and persistent.  I ran 5k’s for the first several years.  5ks helped me to have a goal in mind and work towards it.  Then I crept up to 10ks and the Tulsa Run which is a 15k or 9 miles.  Since then I have run 5 half marathons and 4 marathons.

What I like about running is that you can do it anywhere and it’s a great social time or it can be a great quiet contemplative time.  It has been fun building relationships and encouraging others in their running efforts as I go along.


When I heard that the Scott Carter Foundation would be participating in the Disney Marathon I was intrigued.  I had just finished the Tulsa Route 66 Marathon so I was already trained up.  On top of that, I did have a goal (peer pressure) to run the Goofy Race.  This race entails running a half marathon on one day and the full marathon the next day.


So this started my journey to run with the SCF.  How fun it would be to run for a cause so dear to my heart.  I was a bit shy about the fundraising part but soon got over that when it hit me that this was not for ME or about ME, but for Scott’s cause and finding a cure for cancer.  I soon wrote a letters, emails, and posted weekly on Facebook about the fundraising efforts and the SCF.  Donations came in and I met the financial goal!  So maybe that was the easy part.


How do you train for such an event?  I had done half marathons and just finished a full but back to back how do you go about this?  The answer came clearly from my running group. Running back to back long runs on consecutive days was the only way.  The training part was the hardest but the reward was great.


The race at Disney was so much fun!   I had a personal cheer squad that came with me to Florida including my Mom and my Mother in law.  My sweet aunt was supposed to come but got very ill at last minute.  We stayed in a beautiful on property hotel with the rest of the SCF runners and their families. On my bed to greet me was a fabulous goodie bag filled with wonderful running gear, the best winter running shirt with the SCF logo, and many other goodies that we were spoiled with put together by Paula and Amanda.  As a group of runners and families we met for the Pasta dinner at EPCOT center and then watched the fireworks that evening before the half marathon.  The next day was a free day where we explored Disney and the resort.

Saturday morning was the half marathon which was beautiful weather.    I met Paula, Cason, and Lizzie (and her PINK TUTU) and we took off to the start line.  The race was a great one over 27,000 participants for the whole race.  Afterwards we all met at a dinner show and enjoyed loads of BBQ ribs, corn bread, and strawberry shortcake.  This replenished what we had lost during the race and then some.  The next morning was the full marathon.  I woke up feeling good and ready to go.  The full marathon took me through EPCOT, The Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, and Hollywood Theatres??.  We stopped to take pictures along the way at the Magic Kingdom castle, with Mary Poppins, The Incredibles, and with other fun characters.  At the Animal Kingdom you could take pictures with baby owls, bald eagles, and other live animals along the route.

The race was a first class race with everything you could need along the course.  There was great music and entertainment and plenty of people to encourage us along the way.  It was a great race and I loved every minute of it. What a wonderful experience.  I would definitely do this again!  I feel totally blessed to be able to have such a nice trip to Disney, support a fabulous cause, and run in sunny Florida in the middle of winter.  It doesn’t get much better than that!

Mar 07

On Sunday, April 15th, the Oklahoma State University Junior Greek Life organization will be hosting a five-on-five basketball tournament benefiting the Scott Carter Foundation at the OSU-Stillwater campus. The event starts at the Colvin Annex at 10:30 am with the men’s and women’s championship games held Gallagher-Iba Arena at 6pm. Former OSU men’s basketball coach Eddie Sutton will join us for the championship games! They will raffle off signed OSU memorabilia, will have tons of prizes available to those who attend and surprise appearances by other OSU basketball greats.

We would love your support with our event! If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities please refer to the link below.

Scott Carter Sponsorship Agreement

Sponsorship Opportunity Packages

Feb 14

Below is an email we received from CureSearch:

As you may have heard through recent national news stories, there is currently a significant shortage of the chemotherapy medication preservative-free methotrexate in the United States. This drug is critical to the treatment of children with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). Unless production of preservative-free methotrexate increases, hospitals will run out of the medication completely in the days and weeks ahead.


Contact the following pharmaceutical companies who produce methotrexate and ask them to:

Prioritize the production of the preservative-free form of methotrexate.
Consider working with the FDA to import preservative-free methotrexate if sources are available.
APP Customer Service 1-888-386-1300
Hospira, Inc. Customer Service 1-877-946-7747
Mylan Institutional 1-888-258-4199
Sandoz Customer Service 1-609-627-8500
Second, contact your Representatives and Senators on Capitol Hill and ask them to immediately send a letter to these same pharmaceutical companies requesting that they:

Prioritize the production of the preservative-free form of methotrexate.
Consider working with the FDA to import preservative-free methotrexate if sources are available.
To send a letter to your representative, click here.

Thank you for your support of this important issue!

CureSearch for Children’s Cancer • 4600 East West Highway, Suite 600 Bethesda, MD 20814 • 800-458-6223 toll-free •


Feb 14

Our family experience at the WDW Marathon Week was absolutely wonderful!  We added a few days to the beginning of the trip so that we could take our children and grandchildren.  This extra time was amazing and we were able to enjoy the discounted room rates as well as park tickets because of the run.

The run (in my case, the half-marathon) was also amazing.  From start to finish, I just could not believe how impacting that experience was.  Lizz was kind enough to stay with me at my rather slow speed and though many runners whizzed by us, others, like us took the time to visit along the way.  There were photo ops at every mile mark and if we’d taken advantage of them all, we’d still likely be in Florida but we did do a few and made some lasting memories.  One lady in particular was my inspiration to finish.  (see photo)
To sum it up:  I can’t imagine having more fun while raising much needed funds for children’s cancer research.  With only eight runners, we were able to raise approximately $20,000.  My goal for next year would be to triple our runners and triple our fund-raising. Please come join us!

Feb 05

In case you are wondering about the title, that’s one I came up with years ago for e-bay with everything else associated with my real name was taken.  But, I am a jogging mommy and THIS is my story:

When Paula first talked about doing a race for a fundraiser, I assumed it would be local.  I enjoy running for exercise, though I am not particularly fast.  I have completed 4 marathons and 1 half-marathon, but still find it hard to call myself a runner.  It was a natural fit that the Carters would want to participate in the Disney World Marathon, since Scott loved Disney and they are pretty much a Disney family.  I really wanted to go and support the cause, but I knew it wasn’t in the cards for me to take my whole family this year, and I was VERY nervous about raising the money.

I twisted my good friend’s arm (Kim), and she agreed to join me on the venture.  Setting up a fundraising page was very easy.  The site we used to register walked me through the whole thing.  The next thing I should have done was emailed my friends and family. However, I was too chicken to do that.  Instead, I posted a link on Facebook and thought I would see if I could raise anything.  Daniel and I had already agreed we would just pay for the trip if it was impossible to fundraise.  I was NOT going to be begging friends for money.

Within minutes of posting it to Facebook, the good Lord provided.  I was halfway to my goal.  I couldn’t believe it.  The people that gave were not the people I thought might give.  Most were unlikely suspects that wouldn’t have been on my list had I sent that email.  I was so shocked and so touched by their generosity, that I have made my own little vow:  every time someone fundraises for a charity on Facebook I’m giving, even if it’s just $25.  Over the course of 4 months I posted the link 2 more times.  I raised over the amount necessary.  It was so easy!

We went back and did some analyzing.  My average donation was $100.  It didn’t require some big donor.  Kim’s average donation was $50.  It was easy and I never had to beg.

I hope you will consider running next year.  Please don’t let the fundraising scare you away.  There’s nothing to it, especially if you have a Facebook account.

That's Kim in the front on the far right and I am sitting next to her.

Next year’s Disney World Marathon Weekend is January 10-13, 2013.  Mark your calendar now and make plans to run either the half-marathon, full marathon or relay!

Amanda Herrold

Jan 30

The Walt Disney World Marathon weekend was a huge success.  The Scott Carter Foundation had a great team.

We even had cheeleaders!

While most of us ran the half marathon, we did have one crazy team member who took the Goofy Challenge. She ran the half marathon on Saturday and then ran the full marathon on Sunday. Our hats are definitely off to Jessica!

It was such a great weekend. We stayed at the Polynesian Resort right across from the Magic Kingdom. We enjoyed the pasta dinner on Thursday night and the Hoop De Doo Review on Saturday night.  The best part of this event was raising over $20,000 for children’s cancer research.  Each participant was able to raise at least $1500, and some went over and above.  What a success for our first year.

We are already planning to participate next year so lace up your shoes and plan to join us next January!