Mitch and Maddie's Race for Sparrow's Nest
Organized by: Madeline Gioia
EVENT DATE Apr 16, 2016
Maddie Gioia, Mitch Thorpe, and his father Gerry Thorpe are running both a half marathon and 10k race in Disney World this April. We are running to raise money for the esteemed charity, Sparrow's Nest. This brilliant non-profit provides meals to families of caregivers diagnosed with cancer. Caregivers are defined as legal guardians of children, under the age of 18, who are currently living in the caregiver’s home. Caregivers diagnosed with any cancer that requires chemo, radiation or surgery qualify. This charity is about so much more than food. It is about community. It is about offering stress and financial relief to a family whose world has been turned upside down. It is about providing homemade dinners to families who have no time to cook and giving recipients precious time to focus on their families. It is about giving these families some normalcy, when nothing seems normal at all. Nowadays, it's almost impossible to find someone who hasn't been affected by cancer personally or through a loved one. We encourage you to donate towards this far-reaching cause, but at the very least, spreading awareness of this beautiful charity is enough for us.