9.16.2010

Running for Hope

Over a year and a half ago I wrote a post about Kyle, an amazing little boy who lost his battle with brain cancer shortly after.

I knew (and I use the term "knew" loosely) Kyle through my dad, who worked with his dad.  My dad and I have also mowed his mom's lawn for a few years now.

So I saw his illness unfold from the outside looking in.

This spring, when we were out mowing her lawn, Christin, Kyle's mom asked if I wanted to get involved in Run of Hope.  I'd been looking for a way to get involved in my community and what better way than an event I actually have a little bit of a tie to.

So obviously I said yes.  Next thing I knew I was handling the social media for the event.  It seemed the months of unemployment, sitting at home on the couch, and playing on the internet had paid off.

I knew Twitter and Facebook, maybe a little too well.

Now we are just over two weeks from the 2nd Annual Run of Hope.  And I wanted to share with my reader's about it.  I'm not asking you to donate or even be a part (although if want to, that would be pretty wonderful).

The Run of Hope benefits research related to pediatric brain cancer through Seattle Children's Hospital and Pediatric Brain Tumor Research Fund.

Four Season's in the major supporter of the event, along with a number of other sponsors.  Jake Locker is the spokesperson of the event.  Overall, it's pretty awesome.

Last year, for the inaugural race 1,000 people participated and over $255,000 was raised.  This year we hope to have twice as many participants and raise even more.

If you want more info, are interested in donating or even participating, check out the website.  You can also follow us on Twitter or Facebook.

And finally, here's the PSA for the 2010 event.  Thanks for reading along!

4 comments:

  1. A friend of mine is really involved with this event, too. Her nephew had a brain tumor removed earlier this year.

    I'll gladly support you and everyone else involved!

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  2. Just beautiful.. I volunteer for the childrens cancer ward in Los Angeles and it's overwhelmingly rewarding. Thanks for this!
    xo tash

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  3. Hope the event is an enormous success. Way to put those social media skillz to use for such a worthy and amazing cause!

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