In a little more than two weeks, I’ll be walking in an event I do every year. It’s my husband, Former Parma Mayor Dean DePiero’s Ninth Annual 5k Run/2k Walk for Charity.
Dean started this race when he first became mayor nine years ago and even though he is no longer serving as mayor of Ohio’s seventh largest city, he is continuing to host and participate in this great Charity run.
This year, all proceeds benefit the Parma Hospital Health Care Foundation, a wonderful, non-profit that benefits the community in countless ways, through research and community outreach and wellness programs.
This year’s race takes place Saturday, June 23rd, starting at 8:30 a.m. at Parma’s own Byers Field. This race winds through the city on a flat, accurate course that is perfect for runners, walkers, dogs and strollers!
Above is a look at those participating in the 2k Walk.
I always walk with either our dog, Bailey….
(this is obviously an older picture!) or push Blake in the stroller.
Cleveland notables always stop by the race. Here’s a picture of Dean with Browns star Josh Cribbs.
This year, my former co-worker and our good buddy Bill Martin, the primary anchor at Fox 8, will serve as Emcee and also participate in the race!
Bill is also an ordained minister and he married Dean and I!
This is such a wonderful community event and, in fact, The Parma Area Chamber of Commerce just honored Dean’s 5k race/2k walk with the prestigious “Pride Award” for “Best Community Event.
We are hoping for as many runners and walkers as possible. You can register now by clicking HERE. Registration is $15.00 now and $20.00 on race. day. A portion of the registration is tax-deductible.
I hope you can come support this charity run/walk. There’s a whole team of people working hard to make sure it is a success!