Southwest Greensburg 5K race benefits children with cancer
By The Tribune-Review
Published: Thursday, June 6, 2013, 8:55 p.m.
It's a race to the finish — piles of comfort for cancer patients at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.
The Creamer family will hold the fifth annual Timmy's Race for Children's in Southwest Greensburg on July 27.
Timmy Creamer, who has been in remission for more than three years, was treated at the hospital when he was diagnosed at age 6 with Burkitt's lymphoma, a rare and aggressive form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. He endured chemotherapy and three surgeries.
To thank Children's staff, Timmy's parents, Tim and Noele Creamer, have been sponsoring the annual 5K race, with the permission of Southwest Greensburg Borough Council. Tim Creamer is the track and cross-country coach at Seton Hill University in Greensburg.
The couple sum up the reason behind the race at the website, www.timmysrace.com: “Because of the extraordinary care and focus on making his stay as comfortable and normal as possible, the Creamer family wanted to give back to Children's and organized this annual event to help ensure that the thousands of other children who are patients at the hospital are able to benefit from the same treatment he received.”
Last year's race drew more than 100 runners, ranging in age from 7 to 77, and raised enough for a mountain of pillow pets for children on the oncology floor at Children's in Lawrenceville. Timmy, now 11, makes the delivery in person.
For more information, contact Tim and Noele Creamer at 724-853-7789 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Board scrutinizes safety in Greensburg Salem’s schools
- Greensburg roads will be smoothed with new paver
- ‘Voice of Hempfield’ departs with Class of 2014