Funds raised will provide financial support for the organization through pandemic
HYANNIS, MA—June 22, 2020
Several Cape Symphony & Conservatory staff members will train for the seven-mile at-home edition of the Falmouth Road Race this summer to support the organization during this difficult time.
Eight Cape Symphony & Conservatory employees will run the virtual version of the Falmouth Road Race from August 15-29th. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s participants will run or walk seven miles in their own neighborhoods during that time period. Last year, a small but mighty team of three Cape Symphony & Conservatory team members raised over $4,000 for arts education. This year’s runners must meet a minimum fundraising goal by July 1st.
“Even though we can’t physically be together for this year’s event, the Falmouth Road Race is definitely uniting Cape Symphony & Conservatory staff around a cause that is very important to us – our organization,” said Jackie deRuyter, Director of the Cape Conservatory. “We are hoping to double our efforts this year with a larger team and higher fundraising goal,” she said.
The New Balance Falmouth Road Race has supported hundreds of Massachusetts-based nonprofits through its Numbers for Nonprofits Program. To date, over $30 million has been raised by participating organizations and is one of the most lucrative fundraising events for many of those organizations.
Ellen Cliggott, Director of Marketing
About Cape Symphony & Conservatory
Cape Cod’s very own orchestra, Cape Symphony, performs at the Barnstable Performing Arts Center in Hyannis. From popular hits to magnificent classics, highlighting hidden gems and putting a new twist on standards, the emphasis is always on fun, surprises, and beautiful music. Led by Artistic Director and Conductor Jung-Ho Pak, the Cape Symphony provides an experience like no other. Cape Conservatory’s commitment to arts education for all ages includes musical instruction as well as classes in dance and visual art at campuses in Barnstable and Falmouth. Its Preschool program is known for blending traditional academics with the arts. Through Link Up and other community outreach programs, Cape Conservatory brings an array of engaging programs to thousands of students on the Cape and Islands. Visit www.capesymphony.org and www.capeconservatory.org for more information.