The Max Lacewell Foundation Best Evuh 5k Race Fundraiser.
The Max Lacewell Foundation was established in honor of Max Lacewell, known to many as “Little Dude” He was diagnosed at five years old with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG), a brain stem tumor on October 29, 2008 and died on July 4, 2009. Approximately 200 cases of this rare cancer are diagnosed in the United States every year. The funds raised through the Max Lacewell Foundation stay right here in Chicago and benefit pediatric cancer research at Lurie Children’s Hospital.
This running event is for the whole family. Runners/walkers can participate in a one mile fun run for $20 or a chip timed 5K race for $30.
The event is on:
- Sunday. September 29, 2013
- At the Bolingbrook Golf Course located at 2001 Rodeo Dr, Bolingbrook, IL 60490.
The one mile fun run begins at 7:15am, followed by the 5k race at 7:45am.
Racers, runners and walkers are encouraged to bring their children and friends to this family friendly event complete with 501st Midwest Garrison Star Wars Characters, food, and music, all benefiting pediatric cancer research.
You can register for the race online.
Or, you can download the registration form here and send it in with a postmark by Sept. 21, 2013. With the mail-in form, family registration is available at a discount. Registration can be mailed to:
- The Max Lacewell Foundation
c/o Best 5k EvuhP.O. Box 9715
Naperville, IL 60564
editor’s note: This article was contributed by Your Naperville community member, Suzanne Flynn. You can write for us, too.