2009 was the first year of Pound the Pavement for Peter event and it was a huge success. We had an overwhelming response from the community, with over 500 participants at the race, and raised over $50,000 – every dollar of which went towards the peroxisomal disorder research study being done at the Kennedy Krieger Institute.
2010 was another even more successful year for Pound the Pavement for Peter. We raised over $90,000 for Peroxisomal Disorder research at Kennedy Krieger Institute.
Due to Peter’s passing in late 2010, we took a break from the Race in 2011, but we came back strong in 2012 with a great race raising over $80,000.
The 2012 Race Honoree was Jackson Jinright, adorable child of Angie and Travis Jinright, who was also affected with this disorder. We were fortunate to see his smiling face enjoy the race with his parents, aunt, uncle, cousins, grandparents and many many friends at last year’s race. We are sad to report that this disease took Jackson’s life in late 2012, and we all miss him dearly. Jackson, in spite of all of his difficulties and struggles, was an inspiration and shining light for all that knew him, always having a smile or a laugh to share with others.
With the race in 2013, we are motivated by all of our sweet children with Peroxisomal Disorders, living and those who have passed on, to continue raising money and awareness in their honor.
We hope you can join us in their honor and legacy for Pound The Pavement for Peter on April 20, 2013.
This event has become a highly anticipated activity for families and children around the Atlanta area, and has raised awareness both for Peroxisomal Disorders as well as children with other rare diseases and disabilities. We have seen children with severe disabilities and medical fragilities participating in this race alongside other typical children, and we have watched families affected by rare developmental disorders be inspired by the hope and energy of the community who comes out to support this race.
Co-Chairs – Anne Park Hopkins and Molly Lynch
Kathryn Calhoun, Kate Castellaw, Julia Combs, Angela Cunningham, Liza Davidson, Elaine Dinos, Sarah Dozier, Stefanie Durkin, Mallory Fowler, Julia Green, Rand Hagen, Angie Jinright, Jennifer Kellett, Seale Lindsay, Britton McLeod, Heather Miller, Amy Morris, Elizabeth Newton, Kenan Pickens, Britt Prevost, Carolyn Rankin, Reed Roberts, Courtney Russell, Ashley Shippey, Megan Stephenson, Rebecca Strang, Ashley Welcher, Anna Wick, Martin Yoder
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