Last Saturday, more than 800 people were in attendance and more than 600 adults and 95 children crossed the finish line for the 2014 Go Lucy Go 5k/Kids' Fun Run.
The race, which is the primary fundraiser for the Go Lucy Go Foundation, has helped to raise more than $100,000 for LeBonheur, according to Kate Krull, foundation co-founder.
The foundation took shape several years ago as a way to pay forward thanks to those who had been so kind to the Krull family when they were at their most vulnerable. In February of 2011, little Lucy was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of brain cancer, Medulloblastoma.
After countless surgeries, two rounds of Meningitis, chemotherapy, radiation and nearlymonth-long stays at LeBonheur, Lucy has defied the odds. Having formed close bonds with the team at LeBonheur and other families in similar situations, the Krulls wanted to be able to provide some peace and comfort during a family’s stay at LeBonheur.
Examples of the foundation’s work include providing family grants to assist with the non medical needs of families and
funding travel and education for key personnel of the neuroscience floor at LeBonheur.
Krull is pleased with the proceeds from this year’s race, more than $25,000 for LeBonheur, but says there is something else which touches her.
“Almost 80 percent of the monies raised came from Covington. It speaks so highly of Covington. This community has rallied around our family, the hospital and the foundation.”
For more information about the foundation or Lucy’s story, go to golucygo.org.