On October 1, 2017, the Histiocytosis Association will be hosting their 11th annual Histio Heroes 5K Run to benefit the Histiocytosis Association along the Fox River Trail in Batavia. Histiocytosis is a rare blood disease that can be deadly or can cause life-long disabilities. Patients are often treated with chemotherapy, radiation and bone marrow transplant. While this disease affects all races and ages, the majority of cases involve children under 10 years old. Because histiocytosis is so rare, it receives virtually no government funding for research. The Association receives most of its money from events such as this one, started by family and friends of those affected by the disease.
The Leamy Team is proud to support the Histiocytosis Association in their continual effort to make a difference in the lives of the children, individuals and families affected by this rare disease. To learn more about the Histio Heroes 5k Race, or if you would like to participate in the race to show your support, visit histio.org/histioheroes5k. Online registration will be opening closer to the date of the race.