Johns Creek, GA – Hundreds braved a chilly November morning to “run, walk, or trot” for a cure for Leukemia at the First Annual FlapJack Dash, on November 12, 2011, in Johns Creek, Georgia. Proceeds from the 5K and Kids Race benefited Jeffrey’s Voice, a charity with the single mission of funding research that will lead to a cure for Leukemia and other blood cancers.
The race course began at the new Mount Pisgah Christian School’s Patriot Athletic Complex in Johns Creek, then looped through Newtown Park. Following the 5K, a Children’s Race was held on the track surrounding the Patriot’s football field. The Race Organizer, Katie Strawinski, is a Junior at Mount Pisgah.
The 5K and Kid’s Race was followed by a pancake breakfast, entertainment and an Awards Ceremony. First place in the 5K went to Sam Reilly of Alpharetta, Georgia.
Nancy Horne, founder and President of Jeffrey’s Voice, said “We are so thrilled with the turnout this morning and commend our amazing young friend, Katie Strawinski, for the wonderful job she did organizing the race and surrounding events.” Mrs. Horne went on to say, “It’s incredible to think that one so young could be so organized! Everything went perfectly and beautifully. We are grateful to Katie and to the nearly five hundred who came out on this cold morning to join us in the fight to cure Leukemia.”
Jeffrey’s Voice has a very single and clear vision … to reach the day when no more are lost to Leukemia, when all remissions are permanent, and when finally there is a cure for all. Jeffrey’s Voice funds research that will lead to that day. In addition to the many lost each year to Leukemia and other blood cancers, Jeffrey’s Voice also honors the legacy of two young brothers, Jeffrey Horne, lost to Leukemia at age 20, and his younger brother and bone marrow donor, Brian, 19, who died of sudden cardiac arrest (a broken heart) less than five months after losing his beloved brother. Both boys attended Mount Pisgah Christian School before attending Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, where they were brothers in the Delta Chi Fraternity.