South Lake Union Marathoners Raise Money For Camp Korey Kids

A team of 38 runners will take part in this year’s New York City Marathon to raise money for the Camp Korey kids, and you can help send them off later this week.

Camp Korey is gives kids with life-threatening or serious illness a chance to attend a week-long summer camp each year, and the 38-marathon runners hope to raise as much as $300,000 for the camp, according to organizers.

This Thursday at 10:30 a.m., Camp Korey alums and their parents will gather at South Lake Union Park to officially send the runners off, and organizers are inviting everyone to stop by to show their support for the camp and the athletes raising money for it.

Officials say the money raised during the marathon will give 85 kids a chance to attend the camp. The campers who will benefit range in age from 7-18 and suffer from a variety of conditions including pediatric cancer, craniofacial differences, mitochondrial disease, organ transplants, autism, Crohn’s and dermatological disorders, according to organizers.

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