When Simon participated in the Firemen’s Jam at the SHFD earlier this year, we got to met some extraordinary fire fighters, police officers and family members. One such person was NYPD’s Mike McBride, who told us the remarkable story of his daughter Katie’s fight against childhood leukemia and the foundation created to honor her memory, raise awareness of the disease and help raise funds for Ronald McDonald House of Long Island. ( Read Katie’s story ). We were touched by his family’s story, their courage and the support the foundation receives from their extended family at the South Hempstead Fire Department.
June 26th 2016 is the 7th Annual Katie’s Run in New Hyde Park, NY
There is still time to register to run or walk! Come on out on the day, watch the races, have fun, learn more, buy your raffle tickets and support a great cause. You can also find out how you can be matched as a bone marrow donor.
Download the flyer: katies-run-flyer-2016.pdf
Can’t make it? You can also donate online!
Katie’s Run Website: www.katiesrun.com
The Katie McBride Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded in 2010 with the mission to honor the memory of Katie and families of the victims of childhood leukemia and other life-threatening diseases. The Foundation’s primary objective is to honor Katie while raising important funds and awareness of the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island, the family support services the House provides, and other local worthy causes. Since 2010, the Katie McBride Foundation has donated over $84,000 to the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island through the proceeds of Katie’s Run and has provided an additional $62,000 to local charities, families in need, and scholarships to students who demonstrate exceptional volunteer service to the community. Please visit www.katiemcbridefoundation.org for more information.