Spirit of Benny organization announces 10/5K Run & Walk benefiting Partners in Care
The Spirit of Benny organization is proud to announce our 3rd ANNUAL Spirit of Benny 10/5K Run & Walk benefiting Partners in Care.
Saturday, March 22 at 8 a.m.
Staging Area, 330 Fair Lane,
Placerville, El Dorado Trail.
For Register online: www.thespiritofbenny.org
Each registered participant gets a T-shirt and a goody bag
March 9th @ Midnight is the deadline to register to guarantee a T-shirt
The Spirit of Benny’s mission is to raise funds for nonprofit agencies helping seriously ill children and their families and to raise awareness of the needs of sick children in our communities and the nonprofit agencies that support them.
The Story of Benny
The Spirit of Benny™, a non-profit organization, was created in memory of Benny who passed in 2010 at the young age of 5 from Battens Disease. Benny was passionate about life and he touched the lives of so many with his bear-strength hugs when he was healthier, his sweet smile when he could no longer move or speak. Benny's spirit is powerful still and continues to inspire people to help other families with seriously ill children by supporting the organizations who helped him during his time of need like Partners in Care, Make-A-Wish, and Give Kids the World, as well as other non-profit agencies that make the lives of seriously ill children and their families, just a little bit more bearable. Partners in Care was the only agency able to provide his family with information, access to services, and the strength and grace to survive such a tragedy. Since Benny, Partners in Care has been approached by many other families with ill children who also had no where else to turn. Within 6 weeks of his family receiving the news that Benny was terminal, Make-A-Wish granted Benny’s family an all expense paid, dream vacation to Disney World in Florida. Thanks to their expediency, Benny was still able to walk a little and most importantly he could still see the magic of Disney. They continue to grant sick kids’ wishes. Give Kids the World was the village where his family stayed during their trip to Disney World, a magical place where Make-A-Wish kids stay with their families while visiting Disney and everything is free!