Laps For Lexi 2016
7th Annual Laps For Lexi on September 24, 2016.
L4L Dinner in PA:
What a great night! Many thanks to all of the wonderful Laps for Lexi supporters who gathered on June 11 in Devon, PA for a fund-raising dinner organized by Lexi's grandmother. The crowd enjoyed fabulous entertainment by Blue Sky band along with Davis and Madison Gestiehr (who always sing at the Laps for Lexi race in September). A big shout out to the local businesses whose donations helped make the evening possible (not to mention tasty!) - dinner by Jimmy’s BBQ restaurant, wine from Penns Woods Winery (Eddystone, PA), beer from Boxcar Brewery (West Chester, PA), and desserts by Alfredo’s restaurant (Berwyn, PA). A silent auction chock-full of items from restaurants, cosmetic companies, medical professionals, and photographers, all contributed to the final total of over $11,000 for Laps for Lexi! We are thrilled and grateful. Thank you to everyone who honored Lexi and our family by attending/donating. You make Laps for Lexi possible.
Brewster Butler and SSFS Varsity Mens Basketball Team Support Laps for Lexi:
Big shout out to Brewster Butler '16, who is part of the L4L family, for organizing a fundraiser for us at the Sandy Spring Friends School varsity basketball game on 2/5/16. He promised the packed gym that if $1000 was raised by halftime, he and Jake Crim ‘16 would shave their heads! Our fabulous community enthusiastically rose to the occasion by contributing over $1600 for L4L! We are blown away. Thank you Brewster – you are an example that one person can make a difference. We also want to thank Coach Parker and the entire SSFS basketball team for all their love and support, and the huge, boisterous, and generous crowd who was thrilled to see SSFS dominate the game!
Diana Forbes TablerWe are very sad to say that we lost a beloved member of the Laps for Lexi family, Diana Tabler Forbes. Diana was not only a very close family friend, she was the person who encouraged the family to proceed with Laps for Lexi in 2010. Diana and her family continue their love and support for Laps for Lexi by asking all who adored Diana to donate to the charity closest to her heart, Laps for Lexi. Diana spoke at the 2014 race where she highlighted advances in cancer research that had identified drugs that had helped her cancer to go into remission. The Speight family sends all their love to the Forbes family who are committed to help children with cancer and their families.
A Message from Laps for Lexi:
Many thanks to everyone who attended Laps for Lexi 2015! What a terrific day! A huge thank you to WellPoint Military Care for being our Partner for the second year in a row. We are also grateful for Sandy Spring Friends School who hosts the event every year. All of our sponsors and donors are instrumental in making Laps for Lexi so successful.
It is humbling how many of you gave your energy, time, and money to support us in honoring Lexi and others fighting cancer. We are blown away by the number of people (kids and adults) asking, "what can I do to help?" An extra special shout out to the many people who came to the bloodmobile to donate (or try to donate). The bloodmobile staff were thrilled with the response from our community. From the bottom of our hearts we thank each and every one of you for all that you did to make the day so wonderful.
We raised over $122,000 this year and have now raised almost $500,000 in six years! Together, we ARE making a difference.
If you would like to see the 5K results please click here - www.amazingracetiming.com/events/2015/laps-for-lexi
Again, we thank you for your support and we hope you will come to the 7th Annual Laps For Lexi on September 24, 2016!
Cyndi, Petr and Sammi
See Photo Video of the Day
WUSA9's Great Day Washington morning show
On Wednesday, September 16th, Lexi's family - Cyndi (mom), Petr (dad), and Sammi (sister) - were guests on WUSA9's Great Day Washington morning show. They were thrilled to invite viewers to join in the fun of the upcoming Laps for Lexi. Thank you for your support Great Day Washington! Check out their appearance and remember - Hug your kids every day!
Laps for Lexi celebrates WellPoint Military Care for becoming our partner for a second year in our fight against pediatric cancer. We are honored and profoundly grateful for the continued generous support given to us by WellPoint Military Care. WellPoint is at the forefront of transforming healthcare through its Healthy Generations initiative.
WellPoint, through its affiliated foundations, has awarded more than $146 million in local and national grants. Given our mutual commitment to eliminate cancer-related deaths, we know Laps for Lexi and WellPoint together will make a difference! Please join us in thanking WellPoint for becoming our partner! We encourage you to learn more about them by visiting www.wellpointmilitarycare.com
Fighting Childhood Cancer, One Song At A Time
We are thrilled to announce the release of "Forever and Always" an original song written and performed by Davison Duo (the fabulous brother/sister musicians who sing every year at Laps for Lexi). Madison and David wrote "Forever and Always" for Lexi and will generously donate all of the proceeds from the song's sale to Laps for Lexi!
You can purchase "Forever and Always" for .99 cents from iTunes. "Forever and Always" will be a great addition to your music collection AND you'll be helping us fight pediatric cancer! To purchase visit: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id948366533. Please help us spread the word! Happy downloading!
See the press release.
Washington Wizards: Davison and Laps for Lexi's Newest Fan
Also please check out the story the Washington Wizards put on their website about Laps for Lexi and Davison who performs at Laps for Lexi every year. A big thank you to the Wizards for raising awareness of pediatric cancer and showing their love for Lexi, Davis and Madison.
Read what Ted Leonsis, the owner of the Wizards and the Caps, had to say about Laps For Lexi.
Also see a story from WTOP.
Each year on the last Saturday of September, which is National Childhood Cancer Awareness month, we come together under the banner of Laps for Lexi to stand with families facing childhood cancer today, remember the young lives like Lexi Speight who were taken too soon and rededicate ourselves to combating this terrible illness.
Big Thanks you to Landon School:
Lexi's dad was there to support the Landon School #BeBraveAndShave event on 2/6/15. Here he is with Mr. David Armstrong, President of Landon School presenting the $40,000 check to support Lexi's Fund at Children's National Medical Center. Thank you to everyone who participated and contributed to help raise money to benefit the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s National to create the Lexi Speight Professorship in Pediatric Oncology, an endowed professorship. #LapsForLexi #ChildhoodCancer #FindACure
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