SAVE THE DATE! THE 15TH ANNUAL LEW BLOND MEMORIAL 5K RUN/WALK, 1 MILE RUN IS SET FOR SATURDAY, MAY 9, 2015!

 

District 30 Takes The Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS

 

Maple School

 

 

Wescott School

 

Willowbrook School

About This Event
This CARA Certified Race, now in its 15th year, will be held at 8 a.m., Saturday, May 9, 2015 at Maple School. The event honors the memory of Lew Blond, an exceptional and dedicated District 30 teacher who passed away from ALS in 2000. 

This flat, scenic course goes through the Maple School neighborhood.  Proceeds benefit ALS research through the Les Turner ALS Foundation, scholarships for prospective teachers at the Glenbrook High Schools and special District 30 projects.

About ALS
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), better known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, is a fatal neuromuscular disorder that causes impaired speaking, swallowing and breathing, muscle wasting and eventually total paralysis. The mind usually remains clear and unaffected. ALS strikes both men and women primarily between the ages of 40 to 70.

On average, people with ALS survive two to five years from the time of diagnosis. More than 5,000 Americans are diagnosed with ALS each year(nearly 14 new cases per day) and approximately 30,000 people at any given time are living with ALS in the United States. Currently, there is no known cause, prevention or cure for ALS. The Les Turner Foundation is now the nation's largest independent, publicly supported, non-profit ALS agency. For more information on ALS, call (847) 679-3311 or visit www.lesturnerals.org.

The Lew Blond Run is currently in need of race marshals and volunteers. If you can help by marshaling on Saturday, May 10, or packing packets on Thursday, May 8 or 10, before the race, it would be greatly appreciated. Remember that this is a District 30 event, and community support is crucial to success. Contact Michelle Rosen at 847-400-8900 or mrosen@district30.org, as soon as possible!

This USATF/CARA certified race honors the memory of Lew Blond, an exceptional and dedicated District 30 teacher who passed away from ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) in 2000.  Sponsors are also still needed to support the Lew Blond Run. Proceeds benefit ALS research through the Les Turner ALS Foundation and the Stu Rosen Transportation Fund, scholarships for seniors at the Glenbrook High Schools and special District 30 projects. Contact Maple School Principal Dr. Nate Carter or Assistant Principal Chris Brown at (847) 400-8900.

Special Recognitions
The Lew Blond Memorial 5K Run/Walk Board of Directors wishes to thank the Dolins Group, LTD for providing assistance with all of our accounting needs. Their support for the event has been outstanding.

The Lew Blond Run Executive Committee received a letter from Executive Director of the Les Turner ALS Foundation, Wendy Abrams and Special Events Associate, Megan Gaffney.
They thanked the Lew Blond Run organizers for the Lew Blond Memorial 5K Run/Walk's annual donation to the Foundation, and to the Stuart Rosen Transportation Fund.

A Thank You to our 2014 Sponsors
Cardinal Health, Highland Baking Company, Dolins Group, LTD, Roti, Visographic, Glenview State Bank, Carter Family, The Sullivan Family, Mesirow Financial Structured Settlements, Pinstripes, Mark Vend, Sunset Foods, Corner Bakery, Sodexo Food Services, TK's Smoke Pit and HealthSmart.

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