AboutTheMaxLacewellFoundation: Max "Little Dude" Lacewell was a vibrant little boy who loved Star Wars, Legos and sushi. Two days before Halloween, at the age of five, he was diagnosed with one of the rarest, deadliest, and most aggressive forms of cancer- Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG). Less than 10% of the 100-150 kids diagnosed each year live beyond 18 months from diagnosis. In Max's case, he survived only nine more months, until the fourth of July. The Max Lacewell Foundation was created out of the determination of Max's family and friends to fight back against cancer. This not-for-profit aims to raise awareness and fund vital research of pediatric brain tumors, specifically, DIPG, with the ultimate goal of establishing a brain tumor research scholar at the Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Since MLF is run exclusively through volunteers, 100% of the net proceeds of our fund raising events go directly toward this goal. Thanks to participants who support our fund raisers, we have raised over $250,000 to help others who face DIPG. We estimate that about $2 million would meet our goal of establishing the MLF scholar. But our ultimate goal is to make DIPG a thing of the past. Thank you for your partin moving us a little closer to that goal!
About the Race:
The Max Lacewell Foundation Presents:
The Best 5k Evuh
5k Race and 1 Mile Fun Run
Sunday, September 29, 2013
Bolingbrook Golf Course, Bolingbrook, IL
Map to Bolingbrook Golf Course
Start Times 1 Mile: 7:15am 5K: 7:45am (wave start)
Parking The Bolingbrook Golf Club has plenty of parking at the start line. Car-pooling encouraged! Packet
Pick-up Friday, September 27, 3:30 pm to 7:30 pm at: Jersey Mike's Subs, 111 E. Ogden Ave #109, Naperville. Packet pickup also available race morning from 6:00 to 7:00 am. Early Registration Entry fee for individuals is $30 for 5k and $20 for the One Mile Fun Run. Family registration includes up to 4 individuals for $60 for the One Mile Fun Run and $85 for the 5K Race. Participants receive a T-shirt. Early registration forms must be postmarked by 9/13/2013. Race Day Registration Available race morning from 6:00am to 7:00 am. Cost is $35 for the 5K and $25 for the One Mile. Family registration will be $65 for the One Mile Fun Run and $90 for the 5K Race. There is no T-shirt guarantee for race day registrants.
ENTER DISCOUNT CODE RUNJUNKEE and receive a $5 discount off of your registration.
For more information, or to register online, go to Best5kEvuh.com
or email: info@Best5kEvuh.com
The Max Lacewell Foundation Website
Max Lacewell Facebook Page
Here we go:The Mooseheart Centennial Challenge kicks off the Centennial Celebrations on July 27 at 9am. Mooseheart Child City and School will be celebrating its 100th year and needs your help to renovate the Pre-K through 12th School. Challenge participants will walk/run around the Mooseheart stadium track for 100 minutes (1 hour and 40 minutes). There’s a $10 sign-up fee which would include a Centennial Challenge shirt and a Commemorative Medal. Each participant will commit to raising a minimum of $100 to benefit the School Renovation Fund. These donations are tax deductible and can be done online athttp://www.moosecharities.org/store/Wish/CentennialChallenge.php.
MOOSEHEART is a residential childcare facility, located on a 1,000-acre campus 38 miles west of Chicago. The Child City is a home for children and teens in need, from infancy through high school. MOOSEHEART cares for youth whose families are unable, for a wide variety of reasons, to care for them. Some have lost one or both parents; others are living in environments that are simply not conducive to healthy growth and development. Whatever the reason, the men and women of the Moose, through unparalleled generosity and volunteerism, furnish the resources necessary to care for children in need. The Moose fraternity provides children with a wholesome home-like environment and the best possible training and education.
Awards will be given to the participant with the Most Laps and Highest Funds Raised. There is a maximum of 150 participants – sign up today (or make a donation to the event)! Questions about the event contact Ann Price at 630.859.6615.
My fiancé TSgt Michael Spradley will be deploying for his 6th tour to the Middle East. He will be going to Afghanistan with special forces as their EOD technician. We were given four weeks notice of this deployment. We are both avid runners and he actually proposed during our trip down to LA to run the LA marathon where we did the SF/LA marathon challenge.
He's the best running partner I have ever had, he always pushes me to keep going and to do my best and he's always there by my side as I cross through the finish! I'm never waiting for what bling I get after a race but for his kisses to let me know he's proud of me! I'm so lucky to have such an amazing fiancé, friend and running partner! I want him to see just how proud of him I am and how much I respect his commitment to serve our country!
So Im asking for runners around the world to show their support by making a poster board with the city/state or the race they are running with the phrase " I would run to you" underneath it.
I would run to you
then send the picture of yourself to the following email address by May 20th
I will be making a video with the "I would run to you" song from the commercial that nike put out playing with all the pictures of runners from all over the world letting him know we support and care about our troops!!
Thank you so much for your time and support!!
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