Do you love Spring? What about running? A fun-run that is-and for a good cause. A really good cause. One of our favorite families that comes to our office is one of the many reasons we are participating in this 5k/Smile Mile. Here’s their story about Finley and the details on the run.
The Hollinger family’s daughter, Finley Grace, was diagnosed with a rare mitochondrial disorder, Leigh’s disease and passed away in their arms on December 3rd, 2016. “During her few months with us, we learned many important lessons from Finley. One of the most important of these was to make time for experiences with our family now. In this spirit, we have started a nonprofit organization with the purpose of creating and funding valuable experiences for children that bring smiles to their whole family and better prepare them for future learning.”
In the past year, Finley’s Smile organization was able to provide funding for projects that included an open gym space for young children and their families at the Delaware YMCA, a family night hikes program at the Ohio Wildlife Center, multiple scholarships for children to attend horse camp at Marmon Valley Ministries and funding toward the development of Legacy Community Park in Newark. They will be supporting even more great projects this February through their Love, Play, Smile grant!
Finley’s Smile 5K and Smile Mile
Those who register for the Finley’s Smile 5K and Smile Mile by February 16 will receive a special discounted rate. The race will take place on Sunday, March 24th, 2019. You can visit the event page at https://racepenguin.com/events/finleysmile5k/, or the organization’s web site at www.FinleysSmile.org for more information about the event.
Dental Reflections Dublin will be one of the sponsors of the event as well as participating in the race! We hope to see you there!