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CANDOR 5K to Benefit Cheetah Charity Runners / Emilio Nares Foundation

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Road Runner Sports

5553 Copley Drive

San Diego, CA 92111

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"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'" -Martin Luther King, Jr.

This is a quote that I think about daily . . . yes, daily. The reminder is important because our lives are busy and full of obligations to our families, employers, employees, friends . . . However, I always find time to run because I love to run! Through, Cheetah Charity Runners, I found a way for my love for running to also benefit my community and have a positive impact on childrens' lives.

We are raising money for the Emilio Nares Foudnation (ENF) so that no cancer-fighting child misses treatments because of lack of transportation.

THE STORY: When Emilio was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL), his parents Richard and Diane felt their world turned upside down cycling through emotions including fear, promise, desperation, and hope. Despite a relapse, intensive chemotherapy, marrow registry search, and a transplant, the Nares family say they felt lucky. They had family, friends, even strangers reaching out to help them. However, while living at the hospital, it became clear not everyone has the same kind of support. After Emilio passed away just before his sixth birthday, he passed the torch on to his parents.

Richard and Diane honored his memory by creating the Emilio Nares Foundation (ENF) to help low-income underserved families meet basic needs, especially transportation. Emilio’s spirit can be felt in the hundreds of young patients ENF helps annually — laughter in the van, a comforting hand during hard times at the hospital, and the smiling eyes of our families. He looks after us all.

No cancer-fighting child should have to miss treatments because of lack of transportation.

When Emilio was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL), his parents Richard and Diane felt their world turned upside down cycling through emotions including fear, promise, desperation, and hope. Despite a relapse, intensive chemotherapy, marrow registry search, and a transplant, the Nares family say they felt lucky. They had family, friends, even strangers reaching out to help them. However, while living at the hospital, it became clear not everyone has the same kind of support.

After Emilio passed away just before his sixth birthday, he passed the torch on to his parents.

Richard and Diane honored his memory by creating the Emilio Nares Foundation (ENF) to help low-income underserved families meet basic needs, especially transportation. Emilio’s spirit can be felt in the hundreds of young patients ENF helps annually — laughter in the van, a comforting hand during hard times at the hospital, and the smiling eyes of our families. He looks after us all.

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