Leah's 5K Run/Walk and 1K Kid's "Spooktacular" Fun Run - 2016
Do you love running, walking and physical activity? Do you love health and fitness? Well then couple that with raising awareness and money towards the fight against blood cancer and we can go miles towards fighting this together as one....
The 1k "Spooktacular" Kid's Run will begin at 9am and the 5K Run/Walk will begin at 9:30am.
Earlybird registration before 9/15 is $15.00
There will also be same day registration beginning at 8am for $25.00 for the 5K and $10.00 for the 1K - Cash or Check Only on day of race!!
Costumes are not required, but encouraged!
All kids in 1k will receive finishers medals!!
Top 3 male and female finishers will receive prizes in 5K!
In January 2017, I will follow up this run with a run of my own in Disney called the "Dopey Challenge". I will run 48.6 miles in four days, and I will do it with my heroes, the survivors I know in my thoughts....Leah is one of them!
On October 8, 2013, just a month after starting kindergarten at Matthew Patterson Elementary School in Putnam County, Leah was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). Suddenly her world changed to countless trips to Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital; numerous blood transfusions; and a life of seclusion, away from germs and any viruses that could be very harmful. Leah couldn’t return to school and wasn’t able to see her friends for most of the year.
Because of the funds raised by LLS and because of people like you who support events like this ....Leah is done with all of her treatments, her port has been removed and she is looking forward to being a normal 3rd grader.
Having cancer certainly isn't fair especially for a child and as a parent I can't imagine what it would be like to tell your child that they have cancer. This is why I honor Leah and help work towards finding the cures.
The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society has a commitment to people like Leah struggling and fighting to beat cancer. Blood cancer does not discriminate by age, as you can see. It affects the lives of many people and families and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society exists to not only help those diagnosed with blood cancer through experimental treatments, they provide support to the families as well. This 5k run is in honor of Leah and all its proceeds will go directly to LLS to provide services to make the fight easier for survivors like Leah.
She is strong and brave and isn’t afraid to tell anyone that she is “The Boss.”.......so let's help the boss!