RunTough for Team Owen

This community event is organized by the Family of one of our D97 Mann Mustangs, Owen Petrzelka, who in October 2020 lost his brave 6-month battle against DIPG, the deadliest form of childhood brain cancer. Since 2020, his family has organized a virtual 5K run, in conjunction with the ChadTough Defeat DIPG Foundation, to raise funds for childhood brain cancer research. This year’s 3rd annual virtual 5K run is scheduled for Saturday, October 1 and it’s not too late to sign up! But whether or not you are interested in running, we have great news!! This year, there will be an even bigger community event in order to try to live up to one of Owen’s mottos: “making someone happy is our job”. To that end, on race day, the 900 N Grove block in Oak Park will be turned into a community fun zone where community members, whether they are running or not, can stop by throughout the day for some fun kids’ activities, food/drinks, and live music. Visit the Event Webpage for more details and logistics information.

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