Running, Walking and Biking for Mikey

Local businesses, volunteers, residents and friends work side by side to help find a cure for pediatric brain tumors.

More than 300 attendees ran, walked, biked and even scootered the 5K race route from to town and back on Sunday May 29 for the third annual "Miles For Mikey" Family Fun Day. 

Kids jumped in a bouncy house on the NCHS track, while runners received pre- and post-race massages courtesy of New Canaan Institute for Clinical Massage.

Upbeat tunes from DJ Tim Stella kept everyone happy as Zumba For a Cause's  got the party started.

 "I know the Czech Family and followed their journey with Mikey," Ayoub told About Town. "I connected with their mission to mobilize people to get involved and offered to do the warm-up for the race."

After completing the course, sweaty attendees and their families cooled off and enjoyed cold drinks, ice-cream and a picnic lunch.

Sponsors were , , Northeast Tent, , , and .

Miles for Mikey Coin-a-thon participants were , , and .

In addition to all the sponsors the Czech family thanked the efforts and support of the Town of New Canaan, CERTS, the  and the volunteers from the National Charity League and 

Approximately $30,000 was raised for The Mikey Czech Foundation, which was founded by Jennifer and Steve Czech for pediatric brain tumor , particularly Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DPIG), the rare inoperable tumor that took Mikey's life.

"We conduct this event in order to raise awareness of pediatric brain tumors and to bring families together," Jennifer Czech said.

"We could not be more pleased with Sunday's outcome: beautiful weather and a large turnout!"


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