Thank you to Matt’s Miles Co-Sponsors
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Another Successful Matt’s Miles Thanks to Your Support!
The weather was warm for a run on the prairie on Saturday, September 23 when the 8th Annual Matt’s Miles was held in Grayslake. But it did not deter our runners. The event raised $20,000 for 12 Oaks Foundation thanks to the support of our sponsors, our volunteers and of course, the participants!
Over 220 people participated in the 10K and 5K run and walk, with over 60 children running “Matt’s Mile” a one-mile race for children 13 and under. An additional 50 people joined the post-run party that included awards, music, and drinks.
Due to the success of Matt’s Miles and other fundraisers, 12 Oaks Foundation anticipates providing over 175 children with grants with a total of $65,000 in 2017. These grants provide children in families in active cancer treatment the funds to continue their extra-curricular activities, while a family member is in cancer treatment.
One of our sponsors, neighbor and volunteer, Scot Lara, filmed the races with his drone, perfectly capturing the beauty of the course and the excitement of the evening. Check it out!
Thank you again for everyone who made Matt’s Miles 2017 a great success!