Dylan's Dashers @ RVA Cares Virtual 5K Better2gether

September 8, 2020
kat simons

Sir Dylan Eli the Dragon-Slayer is inviting you to join him on a quest! Dylan is an 8-year-old boy who has had some pretty significant medical challenges including conquering 22 brain surgeries already. He is so full of life and joy, he is guaranteed to make you smile! Come join Dylan’s Dashers as we run, walk, roll or just sit on our couch in our PJ's and raise money for Better2gether.

This organization has done so much for Dylan and his family. Better2gether provides comfort, support, fun and a community for kids that have rare and complex medical needs just like Dylan. These kids are no stranger to long hospital stays and tons of medical appointments, countless therapies and fighting hard for the simple things.

Better2gether makes life for them and their families just a little sweeter. They have support groups and events and provide supplies and toys and comfort items, music classes and countless resources to keep joy and comfort in the lives of these kids. Very much like the support given to more well-known illnesses like cancer or autism but Better2gether is here to serve all of the families that don’t fall in those big support categories yet have complex medical illnesses. Caring for an ill child can be devastating. But with the right tools and resources. families can get the support they need so they can focus on what’s most important - their child’s health and happiness.

In the words of little Dylan: "Let’s do this!" Invite your friends to join our team, donate money and have fun, let’s all wear the color red as that is one of Dylan‘s favorite colors. Do it for Dylan, do it for all of the other precious kids and families, do it because you care. Do it because we are all better together.

Click the link below to register. DYLAN’S DASHERS is the team name.

With Joy and Thanks,
The L2 Family
India, Shirley, Dylan
(and Dax the parrot!)
***The 2nd Annual RVA Cares 5k is now a virtual event. A virtual race is a race that can be run, walk or stroll from any location you choose- on the road, on the trail, on the treadmill, at the gym or on the track, the possibilities are endless. You get to do your own race, at your own pace, and time it yourself. But that doesn't mean you have to be alone or can't have fun participating in this 5k! Gather your family, friends and neighbors, and form a team to support a great cause! You can begin logging your miles September 1 with the event culminating on September 19th.

Have fun training for the event, sharing photos on social media even just silly moments dashing from your couch to the fridge counts! It's all in the name of charity so have fun, raise some funds and share the kindness. Use #RVACares5k and #Better2getherRVA on social media so we can follow you and cheer you on!

Beginning September 14 there will be exciting announcements and sponsor shout outs on the Better2gether RVA Facebook page https://facebook.com/better2getherrva that you won't want to miss. Head over and like our page now to stay up to date.

On Saturday, September 19, 2020 head to our Facebook page at 9am to watch our Livestream event, hosted by Jeff Wicker of Mix 98.1. We'll catch up with teams around RVA doing their 5k, finish the race and offer giveaways during our broadcast- but you must be tuned in to win! After all, we are better together.

Why are we doing this? Support services abound in Richmond for families of children fighting well-known illnesses like cancer and diabetes, but Better2gether is the only organization providing support to families of children battling rare and complex illnesses. To learn more, go to www.better2getherRVA.org.