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The Sam Day 5K drew over 500 runners on June 29th, 2019 for this high energy and meaningful event at Sunset High School, sponsored by Atkinson Insurance and Pemco

Runners wove through Sam’s neighborhood, while being cheered on by community members with their music and street art.

Sam’s favorite number was 37, which he humorously claimed was the “forgotten number.” Executive Director, Lorna Day, recognized the need to draw attention to forgotten cancers, and used #37 to symbolize that effort. Participants created a massive #37 out of pinwheels in a demonstration of support for rare childhood cancer research and to remember kids like Sam, who’ve been taken by childhood cancer.

The event grossed $39,000!!

Thanks for participating on behalf of kids with forgotten cancers. One Day kids with rare cancers will all survive and live well.

Photos courtesy of Zahne Calzada Photography and Portlandrone

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