Please join Personally Trained By Sophie in a fund raising effort for a great local family.  This Saturday, June 4th there is a family fun run or walk being held to help raise money for the Kiffor family at Jetton Park in Cornelius.  The event is starting at 7am but preregistration will begin prior to 7.  Arrive early to get a good parking spot. Registration is $25 per person or $50 for the entire family.  Strollers are welcome.

Zack and Jen Kiffor were married at Jetton park in 2007.  Jen, 25, is a graduate of nursing school and was slated to begin working for CMC Main in Charlotte after the birth of her first child, Julian, in February.  However, after the birth of her son she wasn’t getting better and it was discovered that she has a very rare cancer (Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumor of the Kidney).  The cancer spread throughout her body and the prognosis is not good.  There is no cure for this cancer and Jen is in the care of Duke Medical Center’s oncology doctors.  Zack was forced to quit his job to help take care of Jen and  their 3 month old.  This amazing family is in need of any help they can get paying their mounting bills.

The Family Fun Run or Walk is being held in their honor with all the money going directly to the family.  In addition, there will be a raffle for several items including a weekend beach get away, boat rentals, restaurant gift cards and much more.  Also, on June 4th restaurants sponsoring the event will be donating 10% of their meal sales to the family.   If you can’t come out and take part in the walk, then at least go visit one of the following restaurants that day:  Brian’s Dog House Grill, Choplin’s (a FABULOUS restaurant), Alton’s kitchen and cocktails, Kilwin’s chocolates ice cream and fudge, and the Nook coffee bar and eatery.

Tell every body you know about this event so it can be a large success.  This is a local family in desparate need of help.  I will see you out there!