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Runners Race To Honor Memory Of Katy Collins Stewart

Originally Posted: April 01, 2011

Southampton - Katy's Courage 5K Race to benefit Katy's Courage Memorial Scholarship Fund and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (The Max Cure Fund) on will be held on April 9, 2011. Check in for the race is between 7 a.m. and 8:15 a.m. with the start at 8:30 a.m. sharp at Water Street, Sag Harbor. The entry fee for the race is $25 for pre-registrants, $30 for those registering on the day of the race.

Seventy-five percent of the net proceeds will be donated to Katy's Courage Memorial Scholarship Fund and 25 percent will be donated to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (The Max Cure Fund) in memory of Katy, to be used towards the underwriting of a one of a kind cell therapy laboratory for pediatric cancer research. The Scholarship will be awarded to students that exemplify remarkable courage, kindness, and empathy - qualities Katy possessed during her all too brief, but exceptional lifetime. All donations are tax deductible in accordance with federal law.

To register for the race go to www.islandrunning.net/register

About Kathryn "Katy" Collins Stewart
Known as Katy to family and friends, the beloved daughter of Jim Stewart and Brigid Collins and sister of Robert succumbed to hepatoblastoma in the early morning hours of December 30 as the sun was rising in a pink hue, her favorite color, over Sag Harbor. The lifelong resident of Sag Harbor had been battling the disease since 2009. She was only 12 years old. Yet, despite her all-too-short life, she touched the lives of many. According to her parents, "She was a special gift to the lives of those who knew her, a kind and thoughtful child who was a giving and generous soul. She was a magnificent blessing to our lives and words can't really express just how much we loved her so." It is in this spirit that Katy's Courage Memorial Scholarship Fund was established. For more information about Katy visit CaringBridge.org, which details Katy's journey. For more information about Katy's Courage 5K, Contact Andrea at 631-682-5379.

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