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Joey's Run

2018 Joey's Run logo contest!

We are looking for entries of logo for 2018 Joey's 5k run. The winner will get two run entries, two shirts and two medals! Please send your design to before this Christmas! We hope the logo can reflect (but not required):

1. A run

2. Childhood cancer awareness

Thank you and we are looking forward to your participation!

2017 Joey's Gold Run

3rd annual Joey's Run raised more than $30,000! Around 400 people showed up running to raise money for pediatric cancer research and Lily's family. A big thank-you to O2B Kids who co-hosted the event with us. The money we've raised will help us make advances in childhood cancer research and give hope to children and families who are still fighting the fight.


Joey Xu was an artist, a violinist, an amazing origami master, but most of all an inspirational runner. He had the endurance and energy of a runner spread throughout all aspects of his life. In March of 2013, two weeks after his 9th birthday, Joey was diagnosed with a rare kidney cancer. During Joey’s cancer treatment, his mom asked him what he wanted to do first after recovering. “I just want to run” was his only response. No expensive toys and games, no trip to Disney, just the strength to run. During the extensive treatments and many nights away from home, Joey always clung to the hope that he would one day have the health and freedom to run again. Cancer takes many things from our children: their health, their freedom, and even their lives. Yet even when suffering, many like Joey simply wish to live life as a normal child: to laugh, to walk, to RUN. Joey’s Run 5K run/walk was inspired by Joey’s wish. Help us celebrate the childhood that he longed for in our first annual 5K run/walk! This is a non-profit event, and all proceeds go to the Joey’s Wings Foundation.


We raised $22,480 in Joey’s Wings’ very first fundraising event, a 5k run/walk. Thank you, our very first group of sponsors! Because of your generous donation, we can print more than 700 shirts. Thank you, Thomas Group Realty, LLC, James Moore & Co., CPAs, Pappas & Tapley Orthodontics, Bouncin’ Big, Florida Leisure Pool & Spa, Fit2Run-Gainesville, The Oaks Mall, Sebastian Ferrero Foundation. Chic & Unique Designs, By Shauna Edwards, Worthington Pediatrics and Millhopper Family Dentistry for your donation! Thank you, Lucky’s Market Gainesville, The Bagel Bakery, Trader Joe’s, Wards, Winn-dixie for donating the food! We will do better in 2016 Joey’s Run!

Joey's Wings Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, EIN 47-4827646. Donations made are tax-deductible in the United States.


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