Thank you very much for attending the inaugural AFA 5K event last Saturday on July 23, 2016, at McCarthy Park in Tinley Park, Illinois. We are thankful to everyone who participated, donated, raised funds, and volunteered.
Check Your Time
If you haven’t done so already, you can check your time at:
Awards Given To
The fastest female runner was Dr. Anna Denton, 25 min. 7 sec.
The fastest male runner was Jeremy Stajkowski, 19 min. 47 sec.
The fastest female walker was Laura Wolfe, 53 min. 46 sec.
And the fastest male walker was Jim Hawes, 57 min. 16 sec.
Photos in AFA 5k Album
Worn by Marie Stajkowski.
There were more female participants at the AFA 5k than male.
The youngest participant, age 5, and the oldest participant, age 83, are both male.
The Youngest Participant & Fundraiser
Connor C. asked his mom Heather about a poster they saw with a picture of a child suffering from cancer. She explained that people run to raise money in order to help kids find treatment to feel better. Connor decided that he wanted to run to help care for the kids. He trained for weeks prior to the AFA 5k and he was very excited to help raise funds for our organization. Many people cheered him on as he crossed the finish line! Participants commented, “I thought I was running next to a rock star or celebrity because everyone was cheering him on!” He’s such a trooper who touched our hearts!
Our Lovely Guest Speaker
Somebody else who touched our hearts was also a participant of the AFA 5k: Kristin Sauer. She’s the recipient of AFA’s 10th grant who spoke of her journey in healing Stage 3 Breast Cancer using alternative methods. Through your support, help, and encouragement, we are able to provide a grant to those affected by cancer. Kristin’s story comes out on Tuesday, August 2nd. Watch your email box for ‘Kristin’s Story’.
We look forward to organizing next year’s AFA 5K. Thank you to everyone who provided feedback on the event; the information you provide helps us improve the next AFA 5K.