By Katherine Hoey |
Babylon’s youngest residents are warming up for the Babylon Toddler Fun Run set for Saturday, June 22.
The 1k walk/run, sponsored by North Babylon’s Joseph M. Pizzurro Memorial Foundation, will be held at Babylon High School track on 50 Railroad Avenue.
The goal of the event, which kicks off at 9:30 a.m., is to raise money for a local Babylon family, whose 7-month-old underwent extensive facial reconstruction surgery.
Little Sienna Keefer, who was born with premature fusion of the right coronal suture of her skull, had surgery last month.
“Doctors temporarily removed the skull bones (called a craniotomy,) reshaped them, and replaced them to form the skill in their new shape and arrangement,” writes an event organizer.
All of the proceeds of the outing will go toward helping cover the Keefer family’s medical expenses.
So far, 85 registered families have registered for the event, raising over $2,800.
In addition to the race, the day will feature making “Get Well” cards for Sienna, face painting and temporary tattoos, hula hoops, dancing, bubbles, and more.
All registered runners will be gifted a free ticket to Patchogue’s ThinkBIG! Theater Arts, located at 42 South Ocean Avenue, for its new show, “Travelin Trunk Show.”
To register or donate, click here.
Check back at GreaterBabylon for coverage of the event.
Top: 7-month-old Sienna Keefer recovering from her facial surgery (courtesy photo.)