38th Annual 5k Night Race & After Party
Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 6:30 pm
Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
100 E. Northwestern Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118
2k Walk - 5k Run - And fun After Party!
Madison is a beautiful 18 year old young lady. Due to complications at birth, Madison suffered brain damage and as a result, has cerebral palsy, intellectual disabilities, and limited verbal communication skills. She received early intervention services at Blossom Philadelphia.
Madison’s family cannot adequately put into words what Blossom Philadelphia means to them. Blossom Philadelphia has helped time and time again with various issues that have developed with Madison. Over the last 16 years, Blossom Philadelphia’s Community Social Services department has helped us obtain the vital services that Madison needs. We also received assistance early on with Madison’s feeding issues and how to go about obtaining durable medical equipment. Prior to Madison attending elementary school, Blossom Philadelphia helped us advocate for there to be a “one-on-one” aide in the classroom with Madison, which helps her focus on learning. This support has had a big impact on her success at school.
Because Blossom Philadelphia is such a valuable resource to our family, over the last several years, we put together a team, Miles for Maddie. The last few years, the team has had 50+ members! Family and friends are thrilled to participate because they know how much Blossom Philadelphia means to Madison’s family and to others. Miles for Maddie is also the top fundraising team; raising over $6,000; a way to give back to this wonderful organization that does so much for individuals with disabilities.
Madison is in her stroller at every Night Race, rain or shine! They say the event gives them a chance to honor Madison who has taught them all so much about life. She constantly reminds everyone that knows her that love and happiness are most important.
See you May 2018 for the 38th Annual 5k Night Race & After Party.