Update: Sammy’s Team of Awesome Runners

We can’t wait to have Sammy’s Team of Awesome Runners, also known as STAR, back with us in 2017! Here is an update from Sammy’s 2017 fundraising page:

My name is Sammy Kleinman. I am 12 years old. My mother died of Leukemia when I was 4 years old. Even though that was 8 years a go 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. Also, in 2016, my cousin Bryn was diagnosed with leukemia so I’m trying to keep her healthy and well and help her fight this disease. I really want that disease to go away. So help me take down Leukemia. I would really appreciate the support I can get. How you can help is by donating to my fundraising efforts, joining my team for the race, fundraising as a part of my team, or all of the above. No donation is to small or too big. Last year we raised over $9,000 as a team. This year, with your support, we can hit $10,000 which is our ultimate goal and I know it would make my mom very proud.

Thank you for your time and support,

Sammy Kleinman

Sammy and members of his family from the 2016 race.

 

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2015 ABC7 Gibbons Run Sammy's Team of Awesome Runners
2015 ABC7 Gibbons Run Sammy’s Team of Awesome Runners

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!