Join us for a family- and pet-friendly 5k Run/Walk on Sunday, July 17 through the beautiful Los Altos Hills and Pathways.
We run, walk, and stroll to celebrate Olivia Kemist and other children and families affected by childhood genetic disorders. Olivia died in 2005 after fighting Krabbe disease, a rare and most often fatal genetic disorder that destroys the nervous system. Krabbe disease has no cure, and in a majority of cases, treatment is only supportive.
By joining us for Olivia’s Miles and/or donating on our fundraising page, you are helping us reach our goal of collecting $10,000 to continue funding the research of Dr. Gregory Enns and his team at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford as they work to further the diagnosis and treatment of mitochondrial disease.
Dr. Enns says, "The Biochemical Genetics Program at Packard Children’s is dedicated to diagnosing and treating inherited disorders of metabolism, with a focus on mitochondrial disease. Our comprehensive care team includes physicians, researchers, a nurse practitioner, dietician, and social worker. We focus on bench-to-bedside research designed to understand the underlying causes of mitochondrial disease and participate in groundbreaking clinical trials using novel treatments for affected patients. There are no FDA-approved drugs for treating mitochondrial disease, and, simply put, we want to change this!"
100% of your donations and a portion of your registration fee will benefit the Enns Research Fund at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford.
Donations can be made online on our fundraising page http://my.supportlpch.org/oliviasmiles or at On Your Mark.
Thank you for joining us. We'll see you at Olivia's Miles!
Event details and schedule
8:15 am Race Day Check In and Registration
9:00 am Start!
Race begins and ends at OYM.
Course will not be blocked off to traffic, so remember to obeytraffic signals and rules.