The original idea behind Alec’s Run was to get family and friends together to celebrate
Alec’s Life. Last year we had almost 500 finishers, including 200 people that walked the course. There
were over 100 kids in the fun run and every one of them loved getting their shirt and medal. It has
turned into such a tremendous event to honor Alec and we thank everyone who has supported us.
This year promises to be the best race yet, with over 100 post-race raffles and all sorts of great food,
including Spuntino’s of Dix Hills delivering trays of great Italian food again.
With the funds that are raised from Alec’s Run we can help others in his name all year long. We will
continue to support Kids and Cars, an organization dedicated to making cars safer for children.
They have been working tirelessly to raise the awareness about the blind zone behind vehicles,
as well as other safety concerns with vehicles.
Once again we will support Hospice Care Network, where we received invaluable bereavement
counseling that is free to anyone that seeks it. This organization helps so many people going through
the worst of times and the financial support they received was put to use funding bereavement
programs for anyone who suffered a loss, especially children.
We will continue to support the fund that we established at our school district for needy children.
This fund pays for lunches for these children, but it also pays for things most of us take for granted.
It helps them buy school supplies, buy a book at the school book fair, buy a plant at the school’s
Mothers Day sale, attend class trips that they couldn’t afford; making a difference in their lives. During
these times, this fund is more important than ever
We continue to look for ways that we can directly make a difference, including supporting the VA
Christmas dinner, humanitarian missions, people going through difficult times.
It is great feeling to be able to make a small difference in people’s lives and it is because of Alec’s Run
and you that we can do this. There is still plenty of time to train for the run (or walk), so we hope to see
you on Saturday, April 28th, 2012. All runners and walkers are welcome so please help spread the word.
Finally, we always need volunteers, so if you do not want to participate in the run/walk, we can
certainly use you. Thanks once again, Bill and Adriann