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Wyatt Wish 5K and Fun Run

This first weekend of the year, you have a chance to lace up the racing shoes and compete for a good cause.

The 5K Road Race is for 5 month old Wyatt Holter. Wyatt was born with a genetic disorder called Spinal Muscular Atrophy which causes weakness and muscle damage. It has no unknown cure and most children with SMA don't live past 2 years old. But the Holters want to provide the best treatment possible for Wyatt while spreading awareness of this disease.

Road race is Saturday morning, January 5th at 8 a.m.

Please go to http://www.estartline.com/s...earch/event.aspx?id=16402 to register.
UPDATE: Online registration deadline is Thursday, January 3 at 11:59pm. We will be accepting paper registrations on race day, beginning at 7am.

--5K at 8:00am
--Fun Run at 8:30am

$20 - 5K Pre-Registration before January 2
$25 - 5K Registration January 2 thru Race Day
$15 - Fun Run Registration (Includes T-Shirt and finishing ribbon)
$15 - Phantom Runner (T-shirt only, no race registration)

**T-shirts are guaranteed for pre-registrations only. Strollers are allowed at the back of the race pack. No pets, please.

NEW: Race Packet Pick-Up: Friday, January 4 from 6-8pm at Academy (Warner Robins) and beginning at 7am race day

NEW: Dickey's Barbeque Pit Fundraising Night: Friday, January 4 from 5pm-close. Please join us for dinner at Dickey's on Watson Blvd and drop your receipt in the box. 10% of sales will be donated to Wyatt's Wish!

If you cannot participate and would like to donate you can send donations to:
Wyatt's Wish
c/o Nichols, Cauley & Associates, LLC
400 Corder Road
Warner Robins, GA 31088

or donate through PayPal using the following link:

Laurence "Wyatt" Holter was born a month premature on August 6, 2012 to Josh and Katie Holter. Josh currently serves his country in the U.S. Air Force and Katie is a lifetime resident of Warner Robins. Wyatt appeared to be a healthy, baby boy when he was born.

On September 12, Katie noticed Wyatt was no longer scratching his face or fighting diaper changes. He had stopped moving his arms and legs. Josh and Katie took him to the doctor and he was admitted to the Children's Hospital in Macon. They began a series of tests and finally a diagnosis, Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) Type I. The most aggressive of the 4 types of SMA. Baby Wyatt has proven himself to be a fighter and a true blessing to Josh and Katie. They have a tough journey ahead of them both emotionally and financially. They need our support! Please help us to ease their financial burden while we raise awareness for SMA.

-SMA is a genetic muscle disorder causing extreme weakness affecting 1 in 6,000 births.
-SMA is the #1 genetic killer of young children and has no cure, yet.
-1 in 40 people, nearly 10 million Americans, UNKNOWINGLY, carry the gene responsible for SMA.
-SMA does not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, or gender.




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