The thought of one of my siblings actually dying is something I couldn’t come to grips with. I couldn’t wrap my mind around that. Cancer changed all that. My sister Michelle lost her battle in March of 2015. Just weeks earlier I watched some dear friends bury their 30-year-old at the end of his courageous battle. Everyone has been touched by cancer and once touched by cancer, the option to sit by and do nothing is pushed aside and is taken over by a desire to do something. Our goal is simple: To unite the Akron area community and inspire others to get up and make a difference.
Our vision became a reality in 2016, and the Inaugural Four Leaf Clover Run was magical! We were left with a feeling of joy and celebration for life. Reaction from over 200 runners, walkers, and family fun run participants was amazingly positive. To quote one runner, Paula Bz, “Loved this run! A special feel-good event; awesome cause; course; volunteers; and wow, what a post-race celebration! Everyone should put this on a “must do” list for 2017!”
So, we now invite you to join us for the 2nd Annual Four Leaf Clover Run and Family Fun Run to benefit cancer patients of all ages right here in the Akron area. We challenge you to the Four Leaf Clover Challenge — you can Run It, Raise It, Team It, or Sponsor It.
To Run It, Raise It, or Team It, please click on the Register button, select whether you’d like to run as an individual or as a team, or just raise funds and not run.
Just want to help? Click on the Donate button and give any amount you can. Every donation, small or large, is so appreciated and will go towards the many needs of our local cancer fighters, both young and old.Register Donate
To Sponsor It, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2nd Annual Four Leaf Clover Run and Family Fun Run will be held on Saturday, June 10th, 2017, starting at St. Vincent Church. The four-mile run will travel through some of the famous brick road West Hill neighborhoods of Akron, including historic Glendale Cemetery. The run will finish on the 50-yard line of John Cistone Field at St. Vincent-St. Mary High School. Then the party begins!! The Four Leaf Clover Finisher’s Festival will include the Family Fun Run, a very special and moving awards ceremony, a BBQ for all, a live concert featuring nationally acclaimed Disco Inferno, refreshments and many other special activities. The Four Leaf Clover Run is an event! A celebration of helping others.
Accept the challenge! Whether you choose to Run It or Raise It individually; Team It by participating in the high school or open team challenge; or have your company Sponsor It, all challenges will provide hope for the future in the eyes of the young, and create an etched memory for those in the battle for their life. The Four Leaf Clover Run partners and benefactors are two amazing groups that are doing unbelievable work for cancer patients right here in Northeast Ohio — Project Ed Bear and the Stephen A. Comunale, Jr. Family Cancer Foundation.
Be a difference maker and get involved in the Four Leaf Clover Run and Family Fun Run. Together we can create smiles!