By The Tyler’s Treehouse Staff, www.tylerstreehouse.org:
Mark your calendars, Smarties! The 5th annual Tyler’s Treehouse 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk will be held next Saturday, September 11, 2010 in Charlotte at the Olde Georgetowne Swim Club (located off Sharon Road near the Harris YMCA). This event is being organized in memory of Tyler Scott. Tyler’s parents (Howard and Dana) and brothers (Chase, Bryce, and Aidan) live in Charlotte. Chase is a rising ninth grader, Bryce is a rising 6th grader and Aidan is a rising 2nd grader.
Tyler was just 5½ years old when he was diagnosed with brainstem glioma on January 30, 2006. He did not show any symptoms of this deadly disease until a week before his devastating diagnosis. Tyler died 9 days later on February 8, 2006. The goal of Tyler’s Treehouse, Inc. is to find a cure for brainstem glioma with the help of researchers at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The money raised by the foundation will help fund this research and will also support local community outreach programs. To date, Tyler’s Treehouse has donated over $200,000 directly to our restricted fund at St. Jude in less than 4 years for this important research. Please refer to www.tylerstreehouse.org for more information on the foundation.
Registration is currently available online at www.sportoften.com.
You don’t have to be a serious runner to participate in this event. We welcome all runners AND walkers of all ages for both the 5K and the fun run/walk!!! A family-friendly post-race party will be held at the Olde Georgetowne pool until 1pm.
Volunteers are also needed for all aspects of this event so if you feel your talents could be used elsewhere, please volunteer to help us! For more information on this event or to inquire about the MANY volunteer opportunities for the event, please contact Donna Johnson at 704-557-9256 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Dana Scott 704-554-9631 and email@example.com. You can also follow them on facebook.
Thank you, Tyler’s Treehouse crew, for sharing your story and event. We’re proud of all that you do! OK, Smarties, let’s sign up to volunteer and/or just attend the event and have a great time for a great cause. See you next weekend!
We have another giveaway from our friends at the Yiasou Greek Festival:
Two lucky Smarties will win a Prize Pack including (2) admission tickets and (2) Be Our Guest Meal tickets – over a $50 value! Click here to get all the skinny & to register. Good luck, Smarties!