THIS RACE IS A PEACHTREE ROAD RACE QUALIFIER.
The Angels for Adyson 5K is a race to support Adyson Harrah and his family. Adyson is a senior at Hillgrove High School in Powder Springs, GA. In June he was hospitalized with Severe Aplastic Anemia, a very rare condition in which the body stops producing enough new blood cells. There are fewer than 20,000 US cases per year. The only cure for this disease is a bone marrow transplant and chemotherapy. As Adyson underwent treatment he contracted a fungal infection due to a compromised immune system. As a result of the infection Adyson was faced with the difficulty of losing his left eye in order to prevent the infection from spreading to his brain. After battling the brunt of the fungal infection and the loss of his eye, Adyson subsequently contracted an infection in his lungs that was to presumably setback his recovery even further. However, Adsyon was able to fight this infection as well.
Through prayer and God's grace, and with the aid of intense medical treatment, Adyson's white blood cell count began to increase, and he was eventually transferred to the Ronald McDonald House to finish his recovery. Right before Christmas Adyson was released ahead of schedule to go home.
Though Adyson is at home, his battle is not yet over. He is still undergoing intense medical treatment and has to be extremely cautious to protect his immune system. In addition to these challenges, he and his family also have the huge financial burden that comes with such a complicated treatment plan. One example of this is the cost of medication alone. As an example, a one month supply of his medication costs $70,000.00!
So with this race we gather together as Angels for Adyson to help provide for him and his family, and show his family the community still rallies behind them. All proceeds from this race will go directly to Adyson and his family to help provide for their needs.
In addition to the race itself, we will also have a 1K Walk for those who do not run. For those who are unable to participate but who would still like to support this cause, there is also the option to register as a Phantom Runner and make a donation to support Adyson and his family.
Every runner and walker will receive a technical long sleeve shirt as well as a giveaway bag.
Additionally, there will be trophies for First Overall Male, Female, Masters Male and Masters Female. Top 3 in the following age groups for male and female:
Sign up today to show your support and become an Angel for Adyson! Let’s Race!
RACE DAY SCHEDULE
Packet Pick Up: 8:00am
5K Race Start: 9:00am
1K Walk Start: 9:15am
Prizes & Giveaways: 10:30am