Run to Stand 5K

 

Red Lily Foundation is off and running with its first successful fundraising event with over $16,000 raised!!

Thanks to the generous donations of corporate sponsors, individual sponsors and over 200 enthusiastic participants, Red Lily Foundation kicked off its first annual Run to Stand 5K, a run/walk event, on May 11, 2012 at scenic Central Park in Morris Plains, New Jersey… and a great time was had by all.

Red Lily Foundation was thrilled that their first fundraising and awareness event raised over $16,000. All donations raised will go to finding the cause and treatment of POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome) and related disorders.

There was a team of energetic volunteers on hand to welcome the runners and walkers to the event. Mother Nature cooperated with gorgeous, fair skies and the temperature was perfect for the runners and walkers.

Runners and walkers ranged in age from babies in strollers to the young-at-heart. Four-legged, furry dog friends also walked the one-mile course at Central Park.

After the last runners and walkers finished up the course, awards were handed out to runners in 4 age divisions and a well-earned treat of sub sandwiches and cupcakes were shared by all after an amazing evening at Red Lily Foundation Run to Stand 5K.

The Run to Stand 5K could not have happened without 18 year-old Meghan Miller, of Chester, New Jersey. Meghan has suffered with POTS for over two years and knows first-hand the demanding physical and emotional challenges and difficulties of POTS. Meghan was frustrated with the limited knowledge and research in the medical community of POTS. So she decided to be pro-active in starting a foundation dedicated to education, awareness and fundraising in the fight against POTS. POTS affects between 500,000 and 1,000,000 Americans.

Meghan and the Miller family were so grateful and appreciative with the huge success of Red Lily Foundation’s first fundraising event. Huge thanks to the corporate and individual sponsors, runners, walkers and volunteers for their generous donations, time and energy… what an amazing gift you gave to Red Lily Foundation!

So Red Lily Foundation is off and running, and we would greatly welcome and appreciate any future donations to our foundation! Please check to see if your corporation can match your donation. Donations can be made here.

Thanks to everyone on a job well done!!

 

photo of runners

First 3 to finish

Stephen Connell – 18:28.3
Jarrod Edwards – 20:35.8
Sabrina Solow – 21:15.8

Click for a pdf of the full results.


Thank you to our Sponsors!

Platinum

Chrysalis Pharma Consulting, LLC
DeVizio Family
Dolce Hotels and Resorts Basking Ridge
Lithos
Michael Miller
5 after 9, LLC
Oak Knoll School
Teachers – Students – Class of 2012
Sweet Spot Bake Shoppe

Gold

Pontoriero Family
Day Break Express

Silver

The Tree Man
United Professional Painting, LLC.

Sponsor

Breslow Home Design
Chester Meat Market
Black River Candy Shoppe
Salon Violett LLC
Elemental Container Inc.
The Lotus Circle
Alpha Sigma Alpha Zeta Lambda