Thank you for your support of Pound the Pavement for Peter’s Virtual Weekend 2021! Because of your generous support, we have already raised over $175,000 (and counting) for children and families with rare diseases, disabilities, and complex medical issues.
Your donation will directly support inclusion in education, rare disease medical research, and collaborative medical care for children with complex conditions. Together we are providing hope and enhancing the quality of life for these children and their families.
Pound the Pavement for Peter's Virtual Race Weekend Winners have been ANNOUNCED! Check out our stories for more pictures of the family fun-filled weekend. Thank you to everyone that participated and the over 650 individuals that registered for this year's event. #PoundthePavementforPeter!
Toes in a Row Bingo Winners:
Because of our generous sponsor, NCG Cinema, everyone that submitted a card is a WINNER!
Be on the lookout for your prizes, movie passes and Pound the Pavement for Peter Swag!
Toes in a Row Bingo Grand Prize Winner - Hattie Troup
Best Time Overall - Male
1. Enrique Sanchez
2. Shep Dunlevie
3. Zack Stoller
Best Time Overall - Female
1. Allyson Watkins
2. Melanie Paidipalli
3. Edith Rogers
Best Time 12U - Boys
1. Robinson Peer
2. Walt Peer
3. Wesley Bradshaw
4. Finn Richards
Best Time 12U - Girls
1. Anna Logan Hooks
2. Virginia Hooks
3. Caroline DeButts
4. Blanchard Farr
Best Costume- Kim Harrison
Best Pet Costume- Elvis & Izzy Van Ollinger
Most Dramatic Finish - Wilson, Eloise and Walker Noell
Best Virtual Spin/Video - Selah, Sera, Solace, Melvin and Jay Jones
Furthest Participation - Daniel Na & Dr. Joe Hacia (California)
Best Family Selfie - Lee, Leigh, MC, Camille and Mase Cardwell
Most "Family" Participants - Mennings, Hooks and Paidipallis
Please make your check payable to the Peter Hopkins Foundation:
Peter Hopkins Foundation
955 Stovall Boulevard, Atlanta, Georgia 30319
For any additional information, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
About Pound the Pavement for Peter:
Pound the Pavement for Peter is a Family 5K Fun Run that was started in 2009 in honor of Peter Hopkins, who, suffering from a Peroxisomal Disorder (PBD), lived his life with many disabilities, and eventually lost his life at age 3. This event is held to raise awareness and funds to help families and children with disabilities and debilitating diseases.
In October of 2010, Peter lost his four-year battle with a peroxisomal disorder. During his short time on earth, he touched the lives of every person he came in contact with and will be remembered by all for his beautiful smile and his joyful presence. Children and families struggling with the reality of disabilities and medical fragilities hold a special place in all of our hearts. We are honored to see his life continue to make a difference for families with children with this disease as well as other disabilities through this race.
We are proud to continue sharing the proceeds this year to fund 3 critical aspects to realizing the potential and hope for these families – Research, Medical Care and Inclusion in Education.
We cannot think of a better way to honor Peter’s memory, and other children like Peter, than these charities who will enhance the lives of children and families living with severe disabilities.
The specific charities we will support this year are the Global Foundation for Peroxisomal Disorders, The Adaptive Learning Center, and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta's Medically Complex Care Program.
The Global Foundation for Peroxisomal Disorders (GFPD) was started by parents of children with Peroxisomal Disorders (PBDs) with the mission to assist families in enhancing the lives of children and to support research for the disease that took Peter’s life. Learn more at www.gfpd.org.
The Adaptive Learning Center is one of the few organizations in Georgia that fully integrates children with special needs into typical preschools – with individualized support from special education teachers – they give children with disabilities the opportunity to be educated alongside their peers. The ALC utilizes a holistic approach to assisting infants and children with developmental disabilities and their families. Learn more at www.alckids.org.
The Medically Complex Care Program exists to improve the quality of life for our most complex patients by providing patient- and family-centered care that is comprehensive, collaborative and coordinated. We see children with medical complexity and technology dependence with needs for multiple specialists and significant care coordination. The money raised will go to fund their most pressing needs in helping support these children and families
These are exceptional charities whose missions are to help children like Peter to realize their potential in life, as well as enhance and ease the journey for the child and the family.
2021 Race Planning Committee:
Melissa Barry, Sumner Bradshaw, Kate Burke, Monica Coughlin, Angela Cunningham, Liza Davidson, Sarah Dozier, Laura Fletcher, Carla Geiger, Emi Gragnani, Liz Gray, Anne Park Hopkins, Jennifer Kellett, Margaret Lesley, Molly Lynch, Heather Miller, Stacey Noell, Stacey Ollinger, Toney Peer, Meghan Peters, Britt Prevost, Lynne Rankin, Charles Schoen, Morgan Smith, Maureen Thomas, Mary Susan Wheeler
2021 Junior Committee
Wesley Bradshaw, Campbell Calhoun, MC Cardwell, Bridget Connolly, Stella Cronan, Rheya Cunningham, Caroline deButts, Greer Dozier, Parker Fletcher, Henry Gragnani, Houston Gragnani, Cate Halliburton, Joe Halliburton, Anna Logan Hooks, Brennan Hopkins, Grady Huestis, Lauren Lockerman, Louise Mattie, Reese Paidipalli, Robinson Peer, Margaret Rankin, Lucy Reams, Elizabeth Rogers, William Sands, Rowan Thomas, Hattie Troup, Harper Weber, Winifred Wheeler, Hunter Williams, Claire Willis
Race Founders (Peter’s Pals):
Courtney Amos, Allison Barker, Laura Crim, Liza Davidson, Emi Gragnani, Margaret Lesley, Elizabeth Lesley, Molly Lynch, Elizabeth Newton, Britt Prevost, Anne Park Hopkins