What is the 5K to Fight Histio?
The 5K to Fight Histio historically takes place each year at Hudson River Park in New York City. It started with under 200 registrants in 2013 after Liam's Lighthouse Foundation and its supporters wanted to expand their outreach and awareness during the time they spent together in New York City. In recent years, we reached over 510 registrants prior to race day! This 5K helps families from around the world gather together for a cause they hold close to their hearts while raising awareness and much needed funds for Histiocytosis at leading researching hospitals in the US.
Who’s ready for the 2021 5K To Fight Histio!
Join us virtually once again this year by registering your team and fundraising to support ground-breaking research! We are pleased to announce that proceeds from the event will go to help fund research initiatives at Cincinnati Children's Hospital (for LCH) and St. Jude's Children's Hospital (for HLH).
We 5K in memory of our Champ, Ethan Carle. In 2012 Ethan became suddenly ill and was diagnosed with HLH. His battle was brief but torturous. At the time, little educational and research was available and treatment was limited to a protocol. Despite every resource available and countless brilliant doctors assisting, HLH proved to be too much for our boy. After our son's death, we vowed to continue his fight so that others could have a chance at a different outcome, so that there was awareness and material available to assist families and to try to find safe treatment options.
The 5K to Fight Histio has helped us achieve these goals. Please consider joining us and helping us continue to make a difference.
Lynn - Ethan's mommy