Miles for Mac – 5k Run/Walk

4493137_origWe have raised almost $40,000 in three years for childhood cancer research. This year our goal is to reach a grand total of $50,000. 

Miles for Mac 5K
Saturday, October 21st – 10AM (registration open at 9am)
Mill Road Elementary School (9 Mill Road, Red Hook, NY)

Awards for: Best Costume & Top Finalists in Age Divisions

10am: Kick Off with a Free Family Touch-A-Truck Event!
11:30am: Kid’s Races
12pm: 5k Run and walk

 

 

Our Sponsors Include:
Dutchess Computers, Crossroads Brewing Company, Migliorelli Farm, Mid-Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union, Hearty Roots Farm, Burnett & White Funeral Home, Koerner Construction, Red Hook Fire Company, Traghaven Whiskey Pub, Crown LP Gas Corp, Red Hook Plumbing, Third Eye Associates, Rhinebeck Pediatrics, West Side Auto, Terrapin, Todd Abrahams Plumbing, Camp Eagle Hill, Diana Hill Brooks, Action for Alex, Red Hook Diner, Del’s Dairy Farm, Steve Austin and friends–Carolyn Kalos, Ms. White and Ms. Noel!

Raffle Items
from the these local & very generous businesses:

Bread Alone, Foster’s Coach House Tavern, Flair Studio, Kingston Fine Jewelers, Functioning Fitness of the Hudson Valley, Hammertown, Tivoli Mercantile, Waddle & Swaddle, Flair Skin Care and Massage, IXL, Little Pickles and more to be announced soon!

If you would like to donate a raffle item please email milesformac@gmail.com.

 

Can’t Make It to Miles for Mac?

Donate directly to Miles for Mac by making checks payable to:
Miles for Mac, PO Box 363, Red Hook, NY 12571

 


 

 

2253459_origMac (MacAlister) was a rambunctious and lovable little boy from Red Hook, NY who, at 16 months of age, was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma, an aggressive form of childhood cancer.His mommies noticed that he was having sleepless nights, had become more irritable and sedentary, developed two black eyes, and eventually stopped walking. When the cancer was finally diagnosed, after many visits to doctors and emergency rooms, it had already spread from his adrenal gland into his bones from his skull to his knees. Mac was immediately rushed to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center where he underwent surgery, radiation, fourteen cycles of chemo, and clinical trials. Mac’s cancer progressed despite the aggressive treatments. 7200049_orig

When Mac was well enough to come home he spent precious time in his Hudson Valley home with his twin brother, Ailyn. They ran, climbed, danced, read books and laughed. Mac died on March 31, 2014 at only 2 years old–too soon, too young. Mac is not alone; every 16 hours a child dies from Neuroblastoma. Mac’s family and community are organizing this run to raise money for Neuroblastoma research so that other families do not have to face the tragedy Mac’s family faced.