FRAMINGHAM – The first-ever Devin’s Dash 5K will be held in September.
The event will race money for Devin Suau, and the Suau family, said Wendy Habeski, who has known Christina Suau, since before Devin was born.
Suau, as many Framingham Source readers know, is battling DIPG, a rare and aggressive form of cancer, that has no cure, at this time. His family started the hashtag #WHYNOTDEVIN to bring awareness to the disease and the hope that Devin will be the first to defeat it.
Devin, who will be a first grader in the fall, is currently getting treatment stateside and in London for what he describes as the “rock” in his head.
“Christine loves to run, so this was a perfect fundraiser for the family,” said Habeski, who hopes that Christine will participate in the event.
Earlier, this year, Christine ran the Boston Marathon with one of her closest friends.
“A 5K race is a great way to raise money, and the goal is to have this be a recurring event,” said Habeski, who is the race director for Devin’s Dash.
“All proceeds from Devin’s Dash will go directly to the Suau Family for Devin’s care,” said Habeski.
Registration is now open. Click here to register.
The race will start and end at Walsh Middle School on Sunday, Sept 17 at 9 a.m.
Registration is $30 per person, and is capped at 1,000 entrants.
Walkers are encouraged to participate. The race will be timed for runners and walkers.
There will be a fun run at 10:30 a.m., after the awards ceremony for little kids. Registration is $5. There is a 100 meter run for those ages 5 and under and a 400 meter run on the track for those ages 6 and older.
Members of the Devin’s Dash Race Committee include Habeski, Kendra Howard, Gretchen DeMore, Jen Feaster, Mike Bower, Greg Palmer and Karen Kornbau.