Get ready, get set for the 7th annual Christopher’s Run!The annual 5k run/walk, Chinese auction, and fun community gathering will take place on Saturday, June 7th. Christopher’s Run is always a great morning in Southampton, as The Christopher Lesta Fund rallies the community in celebration and remembrance of “the little man with the big smile,” Christopher Lesta.
Christopher was born with Hunter Syndrome, a rare and untreatable genetic disorder caused by the body’s inability to produce certain necessary enzymes. Christopher passed away in 2007 and June 2008 marked the First Annual Christopher’s 5K Run/Walk to remember Christopher Lesta. The 5k begins in Agawam Park in Southampton at 9:30am and takes participants through a beautiful tour of Southampton village. This year, the Christopher Lesta Foundation will also be hosting their Chinese Auction both at the race and on the following Saturday, June 14th, at the North Sea Community House. Proceeds from this year’s event will benefit the Pediatric Blood & Marrow Transplant Program at Duke University Medical Center. Donations will go toward helping the children and families on the Transplant Unit, which had a great impact during Christopher’s life. For more information about Christopher’s Run, click here and to register, click here.
One Healthy Breakdown: A win-win for all, support a local family’s cause, commemorate a special boy’s life, and get running!