Skip to main content

7th Annual Hope for Lillian Grace Reindeer Run

Sat December 16, 2023 Directions


RiverTown RiverHouse


Welcome to the 7th Annual Hope for Lillian Grace Reindeer Run 5k & 1 Mile Fun Run!

This event goes to support Hope for Lillian Grace!  Hope for Lillian Grace is a 501(c)(3) set up to benefit Lillian & Quinn Ball and their family as they continue their lifelong journey with Autosomal Recessive Polycystic Kidney Disease (ARPKD).

Calling the past few years easy would be an understatement for the Ball family. Lillian Grace (9) received her much anticipated kidney transplant along with right kidney nephrectomy on May 11, 2021.

Just shy of 4 weeks later, on June 7, 2021, Quinn Renee, the family's second ARPKD warrior, was born. Although Quinn did not have an extensive NICU stay like big sister, her ARPKD complications were in full force from day one. Those complications would ultimately land Quinn in Wolfson Children's Hospital on August 10, 2021.  The primary side effect of ARPKD is hypertension; Quinn was diagnosed shortly after admission for hypertensive cardiomyopathy.  She subsequently spent 51 days in Wolfson Children's Hospital CVICU where she worked her heart back to full strength. Year to date, Quinn has had two 911 calls, one transport to Wolfson, two extensive ICU stays, and regular weekly therapies to make up her development.

Also during that time, Lillian endured countless transplant clinics in Gainesville and one hospital admission herself. The family has again endured a trying season of ARPKD and relies heavily on this annual event to help them offset costs from both the medical expenses as well as the peripheral expenses. Below are some highlighted costs that you help cover by participating!

One month of oral medications for Quinn: $233.75

Syringes for both girls every 60 days: $71.92

Every Gainesville trip: $20-$30 gas

Hospital/Appointment Meal for Jamie, Joe and Lillian: $30-$50

Ambulance Fees: $150

Lillian's Lab draws: $150

These are just a few costs that the family endures, even with medical insurance. So, you see, every bit helps! 

Whether you do the 1 mile fun run or walk/run the 5k, the family is beyond grateful for your ongoing love and support!

Please come out and join us in supporting Hope for Lillian Grace! 

Thank you, and God bless. 

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.


RiverTown RiverHouse

MapMyRun Map


Like this page and invite your friends on Facebook.
Join this event and invite your friends on Facebook.

Race Participant Survey

Please complete the following survey to help us better understand your race experience.

Did you participate in the race?

Would you recommend this race to a friend?

If you continue to use this site, you consent to use all cookies. We use cookies to offer you a better browsing experience. Read how we use cookies and how you can control them by visiting our Privacy Policy.

If you continue to use this site, you consent to use all cookies.