SICKLERVILLE, NJ (Gloucestercitynews.net)-What started out as an idea between two friends at Timber Creek Regional High School ended up being a successful 5K event raising $3,200 for MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper.
Allie Hauer, the 16-year-old behind this fundraising effort, is no stranger to how cancer can impact a family. Her mom, Erika, was diagnosed with breast cancer and treated at
MD Anderson at Cooper. The staff was so supportive, not just to Erika, but the entire family in guiding them through the cancer experience.
Allie and her friend Anh, with a little help from Erika, organized the Stand Strong 5K/1 Mike Run on June 2, 2019 in Sicklerville, NJ. The event raised money for Pink Roses Teal Magnolias which supports programs and research for women’s cancer at MD Anderson at Cooper. More than 100 people attended the event – proving that a simple idea can make a big impact.
“I’m so inspired by my mom’s strength and determination,” said Allie. “Even when she was sick, she continued to provide for me and my two sisters. She’s a fighter!”
Erika, an avid runner, also completed the race and they hope to make this an annual event.
Pictured Above: (top) Stand Strong 5K starting line (bottom) Erika Hauer, Allie Hauer and Susan Bass Levin, President & CEO of The Cooper Foundation.