From the Organizer
The 5K committee wrestled with having a virtual race or a socially distant in-person race on September 20. In our discussion, we agreed that there is a genuine need to be with others, to see each other’s smiles and to connect with like-minded people, especially for an event that is meant to support Connor’s family with a show of community strength. We decided a virtual event would not fill that need. Looking to the future with optimism, we have chosen to move the HIGH 5K for Connor to the spring of 2021 (date TBA). We hope that in the spring the threat of COVID-19 may not be as severe and gatherings can take place in a more relaxed environment.
Connor is one of our favorite HIGH 5 Soccer players! He’s been playing for more than 5 years – always with a smile on his face that brings joy to everyone he meets. We were shocked to learn that he was recently diagnosed with Sanfilippo Syndrome, a degenerative, terminal disease with no known cure. We knew we had to help.
All proceeds from our HIGH 5K for Connor will help fund the first-ever clinical trial for his specific type of Sanfilippo (Type C). The sooner funds are raised, the sooner the trial can begin. Connor and the other children with Sanfilippo don’t have time to wait because of the d rapid progression. Please visit Connor’s site to learn more about him, his family and the disease they are fighting.
We hope you’ll join the HIGH 5 community to help make the cure happen in time for Connor. Thank you!
Some details about the race/fun run:
· The race will start and end at Fellowship Field #1, 241 Fellowship Rd., Chester Springs, PA. This is where HIGH 5 always takes place.
· The free fun run is a 100-yard dash on the turf field before the 5K begins.
· There will be HIGH 5 activities on the field after the race begins for those who would like to participate but can’t do the run.