Sixteen year old Kevin Mullin's Life changed dramatically on December 14, 2000 when he was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor. From that day on, Kevin showed a tremendous amount of courage and hope that he would beat this disease. He compared this challenge to the most important cross country race of his life. He was not going to let this disease beat him. Although Kevin lost his battle with the brain tumor on August 9, 2001, he never gave up hope for a cure.
It is because of this hope that the Annual Kevin J. Mullin Memorial 5K Run/Walk was begun in April of 2002. Kevin's family wishes to keep Kevin's infinite hope and courage alive by raising funds for research so that someday a cure will be found so that no other children or adults will have to face such a devastating disease. Thus far Kevin's run has raised over $286,000.00 for brain tumor research at Nationwide Children's Research Institute, The American Brain Tumor Association , and the Ohio State University Cancer Research. Kevin's family wishes to continue this effort and continue to raise funds and awareness of this disease.
We are going to do the Virtual Run/Walk again this year as the Charity Day 5K was not as successful as we had hoped. To participate in the Virtual Run, you need to register on Kevin's web page, our Face Book page or by US Mail. The registration fee is $20.00. Once we receive your fee,you will receive a bib via email. Youy can complete your 5K/3.1 mile run/walk where ever and when ever you wish. When you finish, if you email us you will be given a finisher's medal. We prefer that you do the run/walk in May as May is Brain Tumor Awareness Month but it is not necessary that you finish by May 31st. We hope that you will be able to join us and help to find a cure for brain tumors.If you just want to donate you can just send your donation to The Kevin Mullin Fund 1370 Hickory Ridge Drive NW Lancaster, OH 43130 or go to the payapal link.All proceeds will benefit brain tumor research. All donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and good things never die.