In the midst of 5K season, we'd like to bring your attention to a very special race. The third annual Go Lucy Go 5K is scheduled for Saturday April 20th in Covington,TN (this is only 1 hr away from Memphis). Not only is this a fun 5K that benefits an amazing Foundation, there is a 1 mile fun run for the kids.
Two years ago, a 5 year old girl named Lucy Krull was diagnosed with Medulloblastoma (brain and spine cancer), this race was created to help offset her family's medical costs. The family has since created the Go Lucy Go Foundation and have transitioned this race into a fundraiser for LeBonhuer Children's Hospital. LeBonheur is the preeminent children's hospital in our region and it is
there that Lucy received first class medical care that has saved her
life more than once.
According to Lucy's Mom, Kate "Lucy's journey has been filled with mountains and valleys. The highs
have been great but the lows have been VERY low. The support that our
family received from our community and across the nation helped sustain
us during the darkest days. The creation of the Go Lucy Go Foundation is our
way of paying forward what was done for us."
"The Go Lucy Go Foundation's goal is to provide financial assistance to
families whose child has been recently diagnosed with a brain tumor. We
help with the non medical related expenses that families are faced
with: food, lodging, transportation, house payments, utilities, etc.
After having lived this hard life for two years we know all too well the
toll that cancer takes on the whole family. The Foundation was created
in an effort to assist these families through the first few months of
**What makes our race different is that we are very child focused.
While we have a great (and challenging) route planned for the adults, we
like to pay special attention to the kids. After all, we wouldn't have
a race with Lucy! We have a live children's band called The Frenzies, 2
massive bouncy houses, face painting and a "tattoo parlor." We also
have some of the best race food around!**
So far the Go Lucy Go Foundation has
raised over $25,000 that has been donated to LeBonheur. The next goal
is to raise $50,000 to purchase equipment for the new Neuro ICU that was
recently opened at LeBonheur.
Race : Go Lucy Go 5k
Date : April 20th
Time: 9:00am Children's Fun Run to follow.
Location: Covington High School -- Covington, TN
So please join me, Debi, in running this 5K! It is a well organized and fun race for the whole family that will benefit LeBonheur. The Go Lucy Go Foundation has provided so much help to families stricken by childhood cancer already, let's help them continue by making this the largest race turnout so far!!