Thank you for visiting my fundraising page for the 5th Annual Greta’s Run.
Greta’s Run is a 5k race in memory of Greta Schoenemann. Greta and I became friends when we were in elementary school. We grew up two blocks from each other and played on the same traveling soccer team, the Defeaters. Greta was unlike anyone else I have ever known. For starters, with her long blond hair and bright blue eyes, she was the most beautiful girl I knew. She had an infectious smile, was extremely kind, and exuded a tremendous generosity of spirit that touched a chord with everyone she encountered. Greta was a sensitive young woman who loved poetry and saw beauty in simple things. She was my cherished childhood friend, and I treasured starting my days by walking to school with her. Her life and loss continue to affect those who loved her, which is why we have decided to hold this race in her memory.
All proceeds from Greta’s Run benefit the Challenged Athletes Foundation, an organization that provides physically challenged people with the tools they need to pursue active and healthy lifestyles. Please consider donating to the cause through my page. And thank you for helping me honor my childhood friend.
I hope to see you at the starting line on April 22!