Letter to the editor: Thanks to all who Race for Grace
On April 6, 2,094 runners and walkers were treated to gorgeous spring weather at the 12th annual Race For Grace. As 450 volunteers ensured this spectacular event operated as a well-oiled machine, hundreds of spectators and supporters enjoyed a day of activities for all ages. Norwin High School was packed — estimated at 3,000 strong — with an extraordinary community to prove “Pittsburgh is Stronger Than Cancer.”
The atmosphere was indescribable. All around, there were moments of Grace in motion. Spirits were lifted, compassion was inspired, joy was sparked, kindness was multiplied, awareness was raised, funds were collected, heroes were paid tribute and legacies were honored. We were reminded of what cancer cannot do and that grace is limitless.
Because of our faithful followers and generous donors, we expect to surpass this year’s fundraising goal of $160,000 in the coming weeks. You can help make that possible by contributing at www.reflectionsofgrace.org.
Thank you for choosing to Race For Grace. Thank you for supporting our cause by running or walking, donating hair, buying raffle tickets, food and merchandise, dancing, sponsoring, and volunteering. Thank you for choosing to stand in solidarity with us in the fight against pediatric brain cancer. We are stronger together.
Ashley Metz Leax
The writer is race director for the Reflections Of Grace Foundation’s Race For Grace.