Please join us on May 25, 2019 for the 5th Annual Superhero Run for Belly Buttons to support Gastroschisis awareness and Avery’s Angels Gastroschisis Foundation.
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1 in every 2000 babies is born with this condition. A portion of the intestines, as well as stomach and other internal organs are on the outside of the body, protruding through a hole in the abdominal wall. The cause of the defect is currently unknown. Avery’s Angels provides support to the families of babies born with this condition and is the only organization in the US to do so.
All of these babies lose their belly button in the course of the surgical repair, and are little superheroes from birth, fighting to survive and grow.
Please help us support Avery’s Angels and these Belly Button Superheroes!
Event details and schedule
Check in & registration starts at 8:00 am at the Commons in Buchanan, MI, with the run/walk starting at 9:00 am. We will plan on starting the walkers a few minutes after the runners. Participants of all ages are welcome. We encourage you to dress the part! This event will honor our Belly Button Superheroes so please dress like your favorite superhero or come up with your own! No need to register kids 12 and under with a participating parent (no t-shirt provided), unless you would like them to have a t-shirt. Waivers will need to be signed for them at registration on the day of.
Only registrations received by 5/11/19 will receive the free t-shirt.
The event will take place on the McCoy Creek trail starting and ending at the Commons at S. Oak St. in Buchanan, MI