OCEAN PINES- The local community will once again have the opportunity to rally for an important cause this weekend with the Kisses for Colby 5K and one mile walk or run in Ocean Pines for the benefit of an Eastern Shore girl battling leukemia.
Produced by OC Tri Running, the Kisses for Colby 5K and one mile run or walk will be held tomorrow, Saturday, March 29 beginning at 9 a.m. at the Ocean Pines Recreation Center. The race is being run for the benefit of Colby Fowle, who was recently named the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of the Eastern Shore’s Girl of the Year. In January 2013, Colby was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL), at the age of three and is in the midst of 26 months of treatment.
Each year, the LLS Maryland-Eastern Shore chapter selects a local boy and girl who are battling cancer to serve as motivation and inspiration to the chapter’s Man and Woman of the Year candidates. This year, Ocean Pines Police Officer Ricky Kerrigan has been nominated as one of five candidates for LLS Man of the Year and is conducting a series of event’s on Colby’s behalf that starts with the Kisses for Colby 5K and one-mile run or walk in Ocean Pines on Saturday.
Future events include the Sisters Pour for the Cure guest bartending on April 4 at 6 p.m. in Berlin; Shorebirds Stadium on April 25 at 7 p.m. where Colby will be throwing out the first pitch and a baseball will be raffled; Roar for the Cure LLS Benefits at Seacrets from 6-9 p.m. on April 26; Roar for a Cure Kids Fest on May 10 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hooper’s parking lot in West Ocean City; the Judith M. Sunset Booze Cruise out of Bahia Marina from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on May 17; and Pickles Roar for a Cure Closing Party on May 31 from 6 p.m. to close.