Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Go Lucy Go 5K

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 treatment."

**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!!


5 comments:

  1. I wish I didn't have to work that day because this is an excellent cause to race for!

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    1. Oh too bad!!! Hopefully you can next year, it is absolutely worth the drive. Just as an FYI they are accepting spirit runner entries and if the shirt is anything like last years, you would love it.

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  2. I'll be there! 3rd year in a row now and my runniversary! My first 5k to RUN the whole thing! Can't wait!

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    1. So excited you will be there, and happy runniversary sweet girl!! Have to get a pic together this time!! And dare I say medals?? I know that's a pipe dream for me, but for you, ya never know!! Could be a repeat :)

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  3. Great cause. Sorry I am so far away in SC.

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