#IZZYSTRONG Virtual 5k Run/Walk
Organized by: Becky Brooks
EVENT DATE Sep 06, 2015
Have you ever heard of "donating" your birthday? That's what I'm doing here! For my 30th birthday, I'm hosting a virtual run/walk event to raise money and support for the strongest little girl I've ever known. Izabelle Reese is the 1 year old daughter of my good friends, Debbie & Brad. Sweet Izzy (15 months old) was diagnosed with a rare genetic cancer (AT/RT) at only 10 months old after experiencing seizures while on vacation in Big Bear in March. After undergoing a clinical trial at St. Jude Children's Hospital in Tennessee, she and her family are back in San Diego facing the unthinkable. Cancer is threatening to cut Sweet Izzy's life short and we cannot sit back quietly. While we pray for our miracle to happen, let's stand up to cancer and come together as a team for Izzy. The Reese family is the most genuine, caring and lovable (and loving) family I have ever had the pleasure of having in my life so please join me in supporting their Sweet Izzy!
WHAT IS IT?: A virtual race is a race that can be ran at any location. You can walk, use the treadmill, run outside or participate in another race. You can run your race at your pace wherever you like. You can run around your neighborhood, on a track, around a lake, on a trail, whatever floats your boat. It’s just like participating in a 5K race except you pick the specifics of how you'll complete 3.11 miles. Walking is WELCOME, too. Grab a group and finish #IZZYSTRONG!
Our goal is to raise funds and show our support for the family at this difficult time. Because this is not a traditional course with a typical registration fee, I am kindly asking for a donation in lieu of a registration fee instead.
September just so happens to be Childhood Cancer Awareness month (hence the gold shirt, gold is the color for pediatric cancer), and I couldn’t think of a more perfect little girl to dedicate one of those days to. Please help me honor and support Sweet Izzy and run with me on September 6th! #Running4Izzy
There are event t-shirts available for $20, and all of the proceeds from t-shirts sold will be given to the Reese's, too. Our first round of shirts raised $3,020 for Izzy but our work here is not done! Let's keep spreading love and support to Izzy and family! LINK: www.booster.com/izzystrong5k
Lots of love and thank you for checking out our fundraiser!
Please check out our event page on Facebook for more details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1452928898349791/1459673394342008/
You can follow Sweet Izabelle's journey on Facebook, too: www.facebook.com/prayersforizabelle