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Described by her mother as an understated hard worker, Sophie Humphrey is determined to make the lives of families living with cancer a little easier if she can. Sophie was only 6-years-old when her grandmother, Pat, passed away from lung cancer; she’s 17 now, and focused on raising more than $1,500 for Gilda’s Club Louisville through a 5K race she created, called “The Challenge — Running for the Fun of it.” The race and event, which focus primarily on encouraging healthy habits and exercise for the whole family, will take place at 8am, Saturday, August 2nd. The race will start and end at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium, 2800 S Floyd St.
“As I have grown up, it has become more apparent to me that most families have been or know someone that has been influenced by cancer, including my family,” wrote Sophie, an incoming
senior at duPont Manual High School. “Visiting and learning about Gilda’s [Club] has inspired me to dedicate all my efforts to helping make cancer-influenced families lives just a little bit easier.”
Her mother, Linda, said Sophie has already raised her first goal of $1,500 through the $20 race entry donation, as well as through sponsorships from area businesses and organizations.Sophie hopes to raise more by race time.
If you are interested in participating in the race (open to all ages), you may sign up at 7am the day of the event on Aug. 2nd at Cardinal Stadium, or pre-register by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. A donation of at least $20 is suggested per entry, and all proceeds will benefit Gilda’s Club. Healthy snacks and family-friendly activities are planned after the race.