Lauren Murray, our energetic PIE coordinator out on the left coast, told us about an event that she discovered through Laurie Anctil, whom Lauren calls the “Community guru at Kuni BMW”. The event Lauren and Laurie are promoting is the Sam Day 5K and Kids Run, which takes place at Sunset High School (Cedar Mills, OR) on June 23.
The Lauren-Laurie tag team let us know that the Sam Day Foundation is a newly formed organization funding better treatment for rare pediatric cancers, and they thought it may be a great event to bring some of our Portland family together. According to the event website, Sam Day battled a rare bone cancer for six years and passed away just one week before his freshman year at Sunset .
Sam’s birthday was June 23, and the 5K portion of the day will be followed by a Birthday Bash, with music, awards, and party favors. “In the spirit of Sam Day, this run is sure to be a high energy, fun, inclusive and meaningful event for all runners, volunteers and party goers.” Interested in being part of the event? Reach out to Lauren and Laurie, and let’s put together a Holman squad!