Nicholas was diagnosed with Ewings Sarcoma in May 2019, three days before the end of his 6th grade year at Government Hill Elementary in Anchorage.
Maddy Brandl’s nickname was “Strong,” so it’s fitting the race held in her honor will benefit a pair of kids who are as tough as they come.
Kiyah Tuttle is a 16-year-old who’s interested in wilderness survival and has a passion for karate. Phoenix Mendoza is a 3-year-old heck-raiser who loves cartoons and tussling with with his football player brothers. Aside from their energetic personalities, Kiyah and Phoenix have something else in common.
Read More in the Chugiak Eagle River Star: http://alaskastar.com/2018-10-17/fighting-their-lives-children-battling-cancer-find-community-their-corner
An always heartwarming event will be a little less chilly and a lot more spicy this fall.
The annual Maddy’s Run 5-kilometer run and fun run event has been moved up a month (from November to October 20), which organizer Dana Johnson thinks could benefit athletes and spectators.
Read More in the Chugiak Eagle River Star: http://www.alaskastar.com/2018-09-27/young-girls-spirit-lives-upcoming-race
Head out to Odd Man Rush Brewing after Maddy’s Run to quench your thirst, eat some tacos from Jalapeños and support a great cause! Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 1:00 – 8:00 PM.
Tickets can be purchased at bib pick-up, at the race or during the event. $13 for two tacos, plus rice and beans. Jalapeños is donating 50% to the recipients.
There will also be cupcakes available from Lesley’s Cakes, and Healthwise will have a massage therapist offering mini massages.
See you there!
Kiyah is a brown belt in Karate and Aikido with leukemia.
Phoenix is a spunky, charismatic, happy 3 year old with High-Risk Pre-B Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.