The Emilio Nares Foundation held a rally at the home of Nancy Jo and John Cappetta in Rancho Santa Fe, Friday evening, Feb. 1.
The event kicked off excitement and support for a record breaking 700-mile run, from San Francisco to San Diego, that the founder, Richard Nares, has proposed to do this coming May. Beginning on May 4, Richard will begin his run at Children’s Hospital in San Francisco, and end 30 days later, at Children’s in San Diego. He will be averaging 30 miles a day. Richard has committed himself to helping children diagnosed with cancer, and is doing the run to raise awareness for his cause and the Foundation.
The Emilio Nares Foundation was founded 10 years ago by Diane and Richard Nares, and provides support to families with children being treated for cancer at Rady’s Children’s Hospital. One of their very popular programs, “Ride with Emilio” (named after their son whom they lost to leukemia just before his 6th birthday), provides a van to pick up and transport kids and their parents to the hospital for treatments. They have also just launched a “Loving tabs shirt,” which was designed for kids to wear to the hospital when going for treatments. The shirt allows for easy opening via the shoulder, reducing exposure when medicine is being administered by catheter.
To support Richard’s run down the California coastline, Go to: www.stayclassy.org/RichardRunsCalifornia. To learn more about ENF go to : www.ENFHope.org.