The Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders has declared September “Go Gold Month” to raise awareness of pediatric cancer and support National. Childhood Cancer Awareness Month It is very appropriate that the Second Annual Mya’s Run for Gold be held on Sunday, September 8, 2013 at Joe Palaia Park in Ocean Township N.J.
It is a mostly flat and fast course through the jogging path in the park.
Last year’s race was a benefit for 8 year old Mya Terry who at the time was courageously battling childhood cancer. Tragically, Mya on April 10, 2013 lost her battle with cancer.
Last year the event had to be rescheduled due to Hurricane Sandy and it still attracted a large field for a first year race of 200 runners and walkers.
The organizers led by Jim and Cate Foley of Ocean Township decided to keep the memory of Mya alive and strive to help others who are battling childhood cancer. The Mya Lin Terry Foundation was established in her honor. This will be the Foundations first event. Read more about Mya.
In 1997 gold was chosen as the ribbon color for universal awareness of pediatric cancer, with the objective of putting a spotlight on the types of cancer that affect children, survivorship issues, and the importance of raising funds for research and family support.
Runners and walkers are all invited to participate and can get more information and sign up here.