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Letter: Nicholas Pedone 5k Run

 My name is Ashleigh Sheerin, co-president of the North Shore Middle School, and I am writing on behalf of Nicholas Pedone, a 7-year-old second-grader at Glen Head Elementary. 

Many of you know that Nicholas was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma in late October of last year. Neuroblastoma is a cancer that can develop in the abdomen, chest, neck and spine and effects children ages 5 and under. There is very little known about why this happens and Neuroblastoma accounts for 8-10 percent of all childhood cancers. There is no known cure for this terrible disease. 

On Sunday April 7, there will be a 5K and Half Mile Fun Run fundraiser in Glen Cove organized by Nicholas’ family. This is a great way for everyone to show their support for Nicholas, raise awareness for a cure as well as getting active and having fun. We have told our students at NSMS about this 5K and are hoping that they (and you) will spread the word. We are encouraging everyone in our community to get involved. There is a half-mile fun run for anyone 10 and under and the 5K walk/run (whichever you prefer) for the older kids and adults. This is not only for students of North Shore Schools! Anyone can register and any help would be much appreciated. So encourage your friends, your neighbors, your relatives, your co-workers, anyone you can think of to get involved. 

Please take a minute to look at Nicholas’ website for the online registration form and to read about his story. 

Thank you for taking the time to read this and I hope that you show your support in one-way or another. This is such an amazing organization for an even more amazing boy. 

Ashleigh Sheerin