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Thank you 9th Annual Walk-N-Roll 5K and Fun Run Participants

Thank you to everyone who helped make our 9th Annual Alex’s Walk N Roll 5K and Fun Run a HUGE success. Perfect weather and an abundance of GOLD, there was a lot of love in the air Saturday! We were so humbled and honored to also have a staffer from Congresswoman Barbara Comstock’s office who read a special letter from the Congresswoman and presented the Green Family with a plaque. Thank you to everyone who walked, ran, and rolled with us – who joined us Saturday to kick of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and in doing so helped take a stand against Childhood Cancers! It takes an ARMY to fight Childhood Cancer…TOGETHER WE ARE ALEX’S ARMY!

Complete Race results can be found at (Note: There were some manual calculations on our end that needed to be done for the team medals.)

Congrats to our Top Finishers

Top Overall Female: Jessica Neal 583 21:41.9 / 7:06
Top Overall Male: Dylan Murphy 670 21:53.3 / 7:10

Female (age 4-10)

1. Mia Binkowski 255 27:53.6 / 9:07
2. Hailey Weinstein 253 28:42.0 / 9:24
3. Alivia Compton 262 35:35.6 / 11:38

Male (age 4-10)

1. Aidan Murphy 671 27:51.7 / 9:07
2. Jacob Preacher 681 28:39.4 / 9:22
3. Ethan Weinstein 252 28:46.9 / 9:25

Female (age 11-18)

1. Jessica Neal 583 21:41.9 / 7:06
2. Laura Gilbert 648 27:50.9 / 9:07
3. Kayla Swope 598 28:47.1 / 9:25

Male (age 11-18)

1. Dylan Murphy 670 21:53.3 / 7:10
2. Hayden Clinton 545 25:14.0 / 8:15
3. Jeremy Kochan 569 26:33.9 / 8:41

Female (age 19-99)

1. Katie Healy 678 25:28.4 / 8:20
2. Christie Albrite 533 26:05.3 / 8:32
3. Julie Gilbert 672 27:58.9 / 9:09

Male (age 19-99)

1. Sawyer Lubold 246 21:56.5 / 7:11
2. Mike Pool 586 22:46.9 / 7:27
3. Len Forkas 683 23:36.4 / 7:43

Top Team (Calculated by average time of Top 3 runners times for team)

1. Road Runners
2. Alex’s Dawg Pound
3. 14U Cannons Walk 4 A Cure*
*Team members on 14U Cannons Walk 4 A Cure were not listed in the team section so top 3 finishes average times were taken for their racers.

Top Corporate Team

This year for the first time we presented a diamond shape trophy/plaque to our Top Corporate Team. We were pleased to award this trophy to our Heart of Gold Sponsor, Edge Concrete!


New Events Added

Foster’s Grille Chantilly Spirit Night
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Kendra Scott Gives Back
Thursday, September 7th TBD
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Equipment Specialists Inc Open House
Wednesday, September 13th 9 AM to 3 PM

Join Equipment Specialists Inc for their Open House on Wednesday, September 13th from 9 AM to 3 PM. There will be free food, prizes, giveaways, and MORE!
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Fairfax 5K
Saturday, September 23rd

Join Alex’s Army as we team up with the Fairfax 5K to help fight childhood cancer! The Fairfax 5K is an annual 5K event that benefits THON but this year has chosen Alex’s Army as a second beneficiary and we are super excited to be a part of this great event!
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Meet Rey: August 2017

Rey’s mom writes, “Reynaldo, my son was diagnosed with Choroid Plexus Carcinoma back in Jan. 21th 2013 with a Grade 3 tumor which was removed. He went through chemo and radiation which did not work. In April 2014 two tumors grew and both were treated by gamma knife radiation, the treatment removed one of the tumors and the other was barely visible but was inactive. After two years in remission Rey began to complain of headaches and dizziness, he had a scan and in May 1 a new tumor came back. Rey is on the IBRANCE clinical trial in Washington DC and we travel back and forth from PA for treatment and follow-ups often.

My son is a strong kid with a great big heart, his only concern is for me. One day Rey told his me that, “The only thing I’m worried about with dying is leaving you behind. I’m not afraid I know what heaven is like and I know up their I won’t suffer and my cancer will be gone.”


Please pray for this sweet family who are in need of your prayers and support. Rey’s birthday is later this month and he will turn 16. He loves to fish although hasn’t been able to do it for a while. He also likes the Steelers, Giants, and Phillies sports teams and enjoys playing games with friends online. With his gentle smile, sweet laugh, sparkling eyes, and amazing unwavering faith – this child has made an imprint on our hearts forever.

If you would like to provide financial assistance to directly help support this family, they have a Facebook fundraiser to help with travel back and forth as well as medical expenses. #TEAMREY #FINDACURE

Upcoming Events

June 27th
Battlefield High School Varsity Golf Team Fundraiser for Alex’s Army
On June 27th, Battlefield High School Golf Team members will play 72 holes straight to raise funds for Alex’s Army and their 2018 season. 50% of proceeds raised will be given to Alex’s Army.

July 2017
Salon Khouri supports Alex’s Army
During the month of July, Salon Khouri will donate $1 from every haircut at both their Fairfax and Dulles salon locations. Book your appointment today!

Sat., September 16th
Haymarket Day

September 16th/17th
CureFest DC