2017 The Kelly Tough - Parker Shoemaker Memorial 5K to Benefit Hunter's Hope

Sep 16
Hosted by:Hunter's Hope Foundation
September 16, 2017 at 9:00am to
Board Walk map North Beach , MD
Goal: $15,000
$9,712 4 65% Complete

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Join us for the 2nd Annual Parker Shoemaker Memorial 5K!

 Benefiting the Hunter's Hope Foundation in memory of Parker Eugene Shoemaker who passed away from Krabbe Leukodystrophy. Since his diagnosis, the Shoemaker Family have been dedicated to the expansion of newborn screening in the state of Maryland and to supporting families affected by Krabbe Disease.

Parker was born a seemingly happy and healthy baby. Within a few months, Parker struggled to gain weight, feed and became uncomfortable. In March of 2015, at four months old, Parker was diagnosed with Krabbe Leukodystrophy. Unfortunately, his diagnosis came too late to receive a cord blood transplant, the only treatment that could have saved his life. Parker went to heaven in September of 2015, when he was only 10 months old.

Krabbe is not currently included in Maryland's newborn screening panel. Had the state of Maryland screened for Krabbe at birth, Parker could have been given life-saving treatment before the irreversible damage occurred.

Please join us in raising awareness and funds for other families affected by Krabbe Disease in memory of 
Our Sweet Parker


Thank You to our 2017 Sponsors      



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