Over 70 People Participated for Defeat DIPG Foundation in Race Against the Odds in Salina, KS to Benefit DIPG Research

 

On Saturday, July 25, 2015, over 70 people joined Team Big Hero Michael to represent the Michael Mosier Defeat DIPG Foundation in the Race Against the Odds held in Salina, Kansas.  Participants from a number of states, including Kansas, Maryland, Texas, and Colorado, joined together on Team Big Hero Michael to support this cause in memory of Michael Mosier, and in support of the immensely important goal of funding research to find a cure to DIPG.  Our team had top race finishers in a number of age categories:

Brooks Rummery – 1st place – male 20-29 (18:20)
Bill Grevas – 3rd place – male 50-59 (23:28)
Jim Manley – 2nd place – male 60-69 (23:08)
Mickey Mosier – 1st place – over 70 male (41:01)
Sydney Roy – 1st place – female 15-19 (21:57)
Angela DeBrot – 2nd place – female 40-49 (26:38)
Lynn Silverman – 1st place – female 60-69 (43:09)

The Love, Chloe Foundation, which runs a wonderful program called Monkey In My Chair for children who have to miss school due to cancer, hosted the race, with proceeds going to The Cure Starts Now Foundation to fund DIPG research.  The Love, Chloe Foundation was created in memory of Chloe Feyerherm, who battled DIPG for 11 months before passing away at the age of 7 in October 2007.  The 2015 Race Against the Odds in Salina honored Chloe, Michael, and 9 other children from the Salina area who are battling or have battled cancer — Ava, Reed, Ally, Ethan, Melissa, Browynn, Morgan, Oscar and Chelsea.  We commend the Love, Chloe Foundation and the Cure Starts Now for running a great event.

 

 

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