This November, 40 community members based in Seattle and known as “Team Korey” will gather to run in the New York City Marathon to raise awareness and funds for the Carnation-based Camp Korey, 26 miles northeast of Seattle. Named in honor of Korey Rose, a vivacious teen who lost his battle with bone cancer at age 18, Camp Korey helps thousands of children restore their childhood through therapeutic recreation. Children who participate live with illnesses such as mitochondrial disease, cerebral palsy and craniofacial differences. Often time spent with other campers is the only time when they’re surrounded by children with similar conditions.
Over the past five years, the team has raised more than $800,000 in support of Camp Korey through running, cycling, climbing and other athletic and community events. Funds raised help to provide the opportunity for more children living with these life altering conditions to attend Camp Korey.
Last year, Team Korey members, along with thousands of other runners, were unable to participate in the New York City Marathon due to the cancellation caused by Hurricane Sandy. However, the team chose to stay in New York to help provide relief to those affected by the storm. Team Korey also helped to organize a small race in Central Park to give those who had trained for months an opportunity to run. Given the cancellation of last year’s event, the team is especially thrilled to be a part of this year’s marathon and to represent the Camp Korey family.
To date, Team Korey has raised nearly $145,000 toward this year’s goal of $180,000 before race day. Supporters can help the team reach their goal and provide the Camp Korey experience to more children in the Northwest by donating here. Funds raised will help Camp Korey serve more than 3,000 children, at no cost to their families, this year alone.
WHEN: Sunday, November 3, 2013
WHERE: New York City, New York
About Team Korey and the New York City Marathon:
This November, runners from the Pacific Northwest are competing in the ING New York City Marathon on behalf of Camp Korey. The Team is comprised of community members from diverse backgrounds, including doctors, students, lawyers, business leaders, and members of Camp Korey’s board of directors. Leading up to the marathon, Team Korey runners will be training and raising funds to support Camp Korey. To donate, please visit www.campkorey.org.