My name is Sammy. I am 11 years old. My mother died of Leukemia when I was 4 years old. Even though that was 7 years ago, I still want to find a cure for this horrible disease so people don’t have to experience what I had to experience when my mother got Leukemia. I really want that disease to go away. How you can help is by donating on this fundraising page, with all donations going to the Leukemia Research Foundation. Every year, I fundraise and run the Jim Gibbons 5k Race (a 5k is a race that is 3.1 miles long) to raise money for the Leukemia Research Foundation.
Although I have done the race the past four years, this year the race and my fundraising efforts have taken on even greater importance. In addition to running to honor my Mom, I’m also running and fundraising for my awesome 12 year old cousin, Bryn. She was recently diagnosed with Leukemia and is putting up a great fight against this horrible disease. So please help me take down Leukemia and help support Bryn in her fight. #brynforthewin!
No donation is too small. I am also leading a whole team of runners and walkers for this race.The team is called Sammy’s Team of Awesome Runners.Or STAR! It would be great for more people to join my team. If you would like to run or walk, please register at https://register.racepartner.com/Gibbons5K/register. (the password to join my team is Sammy). You can also join my fundraising team by clicking the link at: http://gibbons5k.racepartner.com/Jim-Gibbons-5K-2016/star
Last year was fantastic. With your support we can be even better this year! Join STAR today and thank you for your support!