Monday, May 2, 2011

OC Marathon Winner Supports Team Jake

As you may have noticed in my last post, my husband wore a yellow/orange "Team Jake" shirt during his half marathon run. What you probably don't know is what Team Jake is all about.

Team Jake is a tribute to Jake Ryan Lee Robert who passed away five years ago unexpectedly, the day after his father, Steven, completed his first marathon (which happened to be the Orange County Marathon). Every year since then, his family and friends have used the Orange County Marathon to celebrate that their entire family was together for his last day. Team Jake supports United Cerebral Palsy of Orange County in collaboration with the OM Foundation to provide therapy and childcare services to special needs kids all over Orange County, and offer quality support for their families.

Interestingly enough, the winner of the OC Marathon was a member of Team Jake.

Check out this article in the OC Register to find out why the OC Marathon winner, a native Nigerian, joined Team Jake the day before the race.

It's never too early or too late to make a difference in a person's life. Click here to donate to Team Jake.

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