"Kelsey Charity Run" is an
sanctioned charity. It takes place every year on Father's Day, Rain or shine.
Kelsey Kirchner, at age 2, was diagnosed with a rare
form of central nervous system cancer called
Neuroblastoma. At the time of her diagnosis, Kelsey’s
prognosis was poor and her chances of survival were slim.
After years of experimental treatments at Memorial
Sloane-Kettering in New York City, Kelsey was finally
diagnosed as cancer-free. Miraculously, Kelsey is now a
very talented 22 year old college student attending Rider University and continues to be in remission.
Kelsey still makes regular visits to Memorial Sloan-Kettering in NYC for check ups and treatments. As Kelsey and her family’s needs lessened, the KCR reached out to other families in the area fighting Cancer and other life threatening diseases. In addition to helping local families, the KCR has been a regular supporter of the Kelsey Fund, Somerset County Food Bank and the Santa Toy Run.
Kelsey Fund was originally organized by the Lincoln Hose Company No. 4,
of the Somerville Fire Department in May 1995. Retired
Bridgewater Police Chief Richard Voorhees and friends
organized the "Ride for Kelsey"
as a fund raiser for the
We are an all volunteer organization with 100% of the event’s net proceeds benefiting area children and families fighting cancer and other life threatening conditions. Our goal is to raise more than $100,000.00 at
every annual event.