A Jewish day school in Annapolis is dedicating an upcoming 5K race to a 12-year-old boy from Broadneck .
The Alpert Family 5K Run will begin at 8 a.m. on May 6 at the school on Spa Road.
“This year’s event is dedicated to Joey Sudo, and all proceeds will be donated to The Joey Sudo Fund," a press release stated. "Joey (age 12) is battling a rare form of cancer. He has been fighting this battle since he was 7 years old. Your participation in this event will help him and his family immeasurably!”
Sudo suffered from a rare cancer known as a Atypical Teratoid Rhabdoid tumor. After treatment, Sudo was cancer free for two years, but it returned in 2011. Sudo’s is the first record case in medical history where ATRT cancer returned after subsiding.
The 5K will honor his memory with donations going toward the Joey Sudo fund, which will benefit the Sudo family. The entry fee for preregistration is $40 per family, or $20 per individual runner or walker. On the day of the run, the cost for families will be $50 and individuals will be $25.
Contributors can offer their own personal message to be displayed during the race for $18. After the race, the message will be given to the Sudo family.
“You can print out a blank page and draw a picture, type on the page, whatever you’d like to do to show your support,” said event organizer Heather DeBuse in a release.
Final copies are due by Saturday. A PDF file with instructions and a template is attached to this article.