Smarties, don’t miss THE event of the weekend – the 5th annual Brookhaven Family Run for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy on Saturday, October 27 at the Brookhaven Clubhouse in Matthews. This is an AWESOME family event to benefit an incredible cause and a very special 8-year-old boy, Jake Pritchard.
This whole event is the brain child of Jake’s parents, Emily and Michael Pritchard. Emily and I met as newbie parents when Jake and my oldest were in the same playgroup together way back in 2004. I am so proud of the work Emily and Michael have done to fight for their sweet Jake and for the rest of the boys living with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
This year’s run will feature a 5K run/walk, kids races, a pre-race breakfast, great raffle prizes, food from the Meat House, TCBY yogurt and a Kid Zone featuring crafts, inflatables, face painting and more. Sir Purr and Chubby Checker will even be there to cheer everyone on and might even show down in a race of their own – who would want to miss that?! They’ve also expanded the event to include a Family Fun Night on October 26, the evening before the race, where families can pick up their race packet and enjoy an outdoor movie, pizza and s’mores. What an awesome idea that the kids will love!!
Last year, despite a very cold and dreary day, the event raised more than $34,000 with an enthusiastic and loyal bunch. Amazing!! They hope to raise even more this year – something tells me they will. Fingers crossed for a perfectly sunny Carolina blue day this year!!
Don’t miss this event!