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Ayden & Poppy's Avengers Assemble!
Imagine taking your child in to the Emergency Department and not leaving for over a month due to his completely unexpected diagnosis of Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). Now picture getting this devastating diagnosis just two days after you found out his grandfather has a baseball-sized tumor in his lung.
Please join us as we support Ayden Miller and his Poppy (a.k.a. Willie Pfitzenmeyer) as they fight their respective battles with AML and Lung Cancer. A portion of the 5K proceeds will be donated to The Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation, which provides numerous methods of support for families of children with cancer. We are also hosting a silent auction for which 100% of the proceeds will benefit the Miller and Pfitzenmeyer families as they support Ayden and Willie as they tackle cancer together!
This is a virtual 5K, so it is COVID-friendly, but feel free to have fun with it! Ayden loves his superheroes so we are hoping you will take pics during your 5K in your Superhero Best! He also shares a passion for football with his grandfather, so football themed pics will make him just as happy- BEASTMODE!!!
See sections below to learn more about SWAG FOR SUPERHERO PARTICIPANT PICKUP and A LITTLE BIT ABOUT OUR SUPERHEROES AYDEN AND WILLIE
Although they were diagnosed two days apart, Ayden has already conquered two rounds of chemo like the CHAMPION he is! Willie’s course of treatment begins October 1, 2020 so we are fundraising to support both of them as play the long game in this battle against leukemia and lung cancer.
Willie has led a life of service donating his time as a football coach to area youth. Ayden has taken on his Poppy’s loves of football and giving back. They share an amazing outlook: neither has asked “why me?" They both just want the game plan so they can give it their all. To know Willie is to love him- just ask any friend, family member or player of his. He treats us all the same, and is a source of strength for every single one of us. He usually shies away from attention, but he is willing to share his story in the name of doing everything he can to garner support for his grandson, Ayden.
Ayden shares many wonderful attributes with his Poppy: hardworking, humble, strong, and a healthy sense of humor. While they share the same outlook, Ayden is a bit more vocal so we would like to share a few of his responses to the challenges AML has brought:
Ayden on Clinical Trials: It'll help other kids? Ooh yeah, let's do that, I like helping others.
Ayden on losing his hair: On the bright side... no haircuts! & It'll grow back, that's what hair does!
Ayden on spending his 11th birthday in the hospital: That's okay, ya know what? I bet other kids have to spend their birthday in the hospital too.
Ayden upon learning friends and family have donated: WOW. I'm really loved, aren't I? It's cool to know I have a lot of people supporting me.
Ayden telling his best friend he was diagnosed with AML: Hey! Do you have any friends with cancer?... NOW ya do!
Ayden during his virtual class for school:
Classmate: I got a new pair of glasses this summer!
Ayden: That's nice! I got cancer this summer!
A portion of 5K proceeds will be donated to The B+ Foundation ®. The remaining 5K proceeds and ALL silent auction winning bid donations (please visit https://www.32auctions.com/TacklingCancerTogether ) will go to Ayden and his Poppy as they tackle cancer together.
With heartfelt thanks,
Ayden and Poppy's Avengers
All kids 12 and under are only $15 and will receive the 24oz. Sports Bottle with flip straw lid and Superhero Scramble 5K logo
All participants will be able to redeem their SWAG at:
The Delaware Growler
48 E. Main Street
Newark, DE 19711
On Saturday, October 24th and Sunday, October 25th from 10:00am to 1:00pm you will be able to stop by and redeem the SWAG you chose during registration:
4pk of 2SP Brewing Company Beer (MUST BE 21!) or 24oz. Sports Bottle with flip straw lid and Superhero Scramble 5K Logo
Please bring an ID for verification.
You are able to pick up for family and friends as long as you have their permission.
*SWAG will NOT be mailed for this event.
With a virtual event you can run/walk the 5K anytime and anyplace.
Just complete your 5K and submit your time.
It is that simple and convenient.
From now until Saturday October 23rd you can submit your official time using the Virtual Results button on the RESULTS page.
Provide your information.
Submit your time.
*Remember this is on the honor system.
*There will not be age group awards.
Additional race information can be found at http://www.fusionracetiming.com.
We hope you will visit our Sponsors' websites and venues as we could not have arranged this event without them! We would like to express our sincere gratitude for 2SP Brewing Company, The Delaware Growler, M.O.T. Football, Morning Glory by Lori, The Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation, everyone who donated their time or goods to the silent auction and ALL OF YOU!
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