Sunday November 3rd, 2013
Standish Park - Old Wethersfield, Connecticut
Benefiting Connecticut Children's Medical Center
Over $85,000 Raised Since 2010!
Over 800 participated in the JK 5K in 2012, our best year yet! The 5K run is USA Track & Field sanctioned and certified. Families will enjoy a pre and post-race celebration with refreshments, kid's activities, and music from WDRC, Steve G Productions and Flipper Dave, free food & inflatables. It's more than just a race, it's an EVENT! The course runs through the quaint village of Old Wethersfield, passing historic homes and landmarks.
For an Angel...
Strength, vibrancy, smiles, and unwavering love. This event celebrates the life of Jamie Lynne Knotts who died in January 2010 of a rare type of liver tumor at the age of 5 ½ months. She is our angel. This race not only honors Jamie, but also the doctors, nurses, and staff at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center who are living angels to the children and families who are currently struggling with cancer and blood disorders. The proceeds of the race will help fund the clinical trials program, child life in hematology/oncology, and the family assistance fund, continuing our quest to build a cure and ease the financial and emotional burdens of children and families fighting these terrible diseases.
When you go to the Children's Hospital and find out your 11 week old baby has cancer and a 5% chance of survival, it doesn't matter who you are. It doesn't matter what you have, how much money, status, cars, toys or ego. You are stripped of everything. Nothing else matters. You are at the mercy of the people who are taking care of you. If you're as lucky as us, you have a strong faith, loving parents to rely on, and a network of friends and family who rush to your aid and never leave. If you're not as lucky as us, all you have is the staff at Connecticut Children's. Luckily they are the most amazing people you'll meet.
Your participation will ensure a brighter future for children all over Connecticut, who come to Connecticut Children's for state-of-the-art care, while the race for the cure for many forms of cancer and blood disorders continues.
Because if it was a fair fight, she would have won...