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Annual Pirate Fun Run 5K to benefit local student battling brain tumor

The 7th Annual Pirate Fun Run 5K and Kiddie Race is coming up on Saturday, August 17th! This annual event kicks off the school year with wellness and kindness. This year’s beneficiary is CHS Sophomore, Christian Sanchez. Christian was diagnosed with a brain tumor during the 2018-2019 school year.

Last November, he was diagnosed with a tumor in his left frontal lobe that has spread through the boney part of skull and down into his maxillary sinus cavity. This tumor has caused him to suffer with epilepsy among other serious health and cognitive issues that affect his everyday life. He has been through a lot since being diagnosed from numerous hospital stays, scans and procedures. These are nothing compared to the journey he is about to face. He is facing a major brain operation(s) that will most likely require multiple facial reconstructive surgeries due to the location. At first, a biopsy wasn’t even considered due to such high risk because of the location but with recent new health concerns the surgeons feel that a biopsy is now needed although it is still a high risk, they need to figure out what type of tumor this is so they can decide the safest surgical option.


You can read more about him on the attached brochure, or on the online registration page:

Registration is open until August 14th; however, only registrations received by August 8th are guaranteed to receive a race t-shirt.

The Pirate Fun Run 5K & Kiddie Run was established in 2013 as a race to benefit Sarah Booth, a student at Charlestown High School who suffers from congenital kidney disease and who underwent a kidney transplant in December of 2012. This event is a collaborative effort between all four Charlestown schools (in conjunction with Rachel’s Challenge) and local businesses.

This years Pirate Fun Run 5K Sponsors include:

Anytime Fitness of Charlestown
Pacers & Racers Running-Walking Store
Patti Howard
Schuler Bauer Real Estate Agent
Tom Kendrick, Charlestown Township Trustee
Judge Brad Jacobs
Judge Andrew Adams
Peyton Barricade
Sampan Screen Print
MVP Sports
Masingo Law Office
Wray’s Plumbing LLC
Lowe Law Office

You may register online, or send in a paper brochure to any Charlestown school. Checks should be made out to Charlestown Middle School. The paper brochure can be downloaded HERE . Register today!

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