Sasha’s Superhero Run’s online registration is open. The race will continue to raise funds to aid Ukrainian children affected by the war, as well as towards portable power stations for Ukrainian civilians and the military. You can also just make a donation.
Sasha’s Superhero Run is a 5K run/walk and a kids fun run, held in Halfmoon, NY. 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 parents whose babies and children passed before their time, as it takes superhuman strengths to go on after a child dies.
Sasha’s family is Ukrainian, so when the illegal invasion of Ukraine began in February of 2022, our fundraising became all about helping Ukrainian children affected by the war. In 2022, we have raised $42,300. These funds were distributed among children’s hospitals in Kyiv and Sumy, charities helping families of seriously injured children, volunteers feeding displaced pets, and as direct contributions to 14 families with kids fleeing the war. We also held a Wool Sock drive in the beginning of winter and sent over 800 pairs of wool socks and layers to the Ukrainian military and the civilians living with limited heat this winter. Click HERE to learn more about the organizations/individuals Sasha’s Run has helped in 2022.
Prior to 2022, during the first 5 years of its operation, Sasha’s Superhero Run has raised $54,300 for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Capital Region (RMHC-CR), helping provide housing, meals, and support to families of seriously ill children, treated in the area hospitals.