BENEFITING: MARIO LEMIEUX FOUNDATION
ORGANIZER: Pittsburgh Penguins 6.6K Run and Family Walk
Thank you so very much for taking the time to visit this page. Chris and I have decided to run our next race. It has been a little over 5yrs sine we ran the 5K Great Race in 2009. This time the race is very close to our hearts. We have chosen to select the Mario Lemieux Pittsburgh Penguins 6.6K Run and Family Walk on Sunday Oct 4th. We choose this because so many of our family and friends have been diagnosed with some form of cancer. Some have been very fortunate and have been able to beat this terrible disease, but wonder if one day it may come back. Others, unfortunately, were not able to win their battle and we miss them every day! If only there was a cure or some sort of treatment that would have allowed them to stay with us a little longer. The Mario Lemieux Foundation is dedicated to raising funds for cancer research and patient care, as well as Austin’s Playroom Project, an initiative that creates playrooms for children and families in medical facilities. The 2nd reason for choosing this particular run is our love of sports. We have opted to select Pittsburgh Penguins #3 Team Maatta.
If you could help support us in this journey to help find a cure for cancer, we would be very appreciative. Fundraising is not a required piece in doing this walk, but being this awful disease has affected each one of us, whether thru a family member or a friend or a friend of a friend, we have decided we want to help any way we can to further the research to beat this disease once and for all.
Thank you again for taking the time to read this and for any support you can offer.
Go Team Maatta!!