2021 Sasha’s Superhero Run
Thank you to all our participants, volunteers, sponsors and individual donors for being a part of 2021 Sasha’s Superhero Run. It was a successful event. It was wonderful to see so many of you in-person – the joy on people’s faces from being able to see and hug each other was hard to conceal. Over 220 people signed up for the run (both in-person and virtually), almost 160 finished the race, we had about 20 corporate sponsors and about 40 more individual donors and supporters. We are grateful to all of you for helping us honor Sasha’s memory and helping us create an event that helps bring together other families of kids lost too soon.
We even made it on the local news: Click Here to View The News Clip
Sasha’s Superhero Run is a major fundraiser for the Ronald McDonald House in Albany, with race proceeds helping provide housing, meals and support to families of seriously ill children, treated in the area hospitals. When a child is fighting for their life – having their family close-by is the best medicine.
The race was organized by the family and friends of a local boy, Sasha, who passed away unexpectedly as a baby on Christmas Eve in 2016. The superhero theme of the event was adopted to honor all parents whose babies and children passed before their time, as it takes superhero strengths for a parent to go on after a child dies. This event helps loss families to connect and honor the memory of their heavenly children.