Lee Ann Mannillo Foundation’s third annual 5k run/walk will once again support Cape Cod Child Development Program.
Cape Cod Child Development Program (CCCDP) is honored to once again be named the beneficiary of the Lee Ann Mannillo 5K Run/Walk which is taking place Saturday, May, 13 on Route 6A in Sandwich. The Lee Ann Mannillo Foundation (LAMF) was formed after the unexpected and devastating loss of Lee Ann Mannillo mere hours after her twin sons were born in May 2014.
Lee was a dedicated and celebrated employee of Barnstable County and an avid supporter of community enrichment and service. Outside of work she was a vivacious and loving individual who made connections and friends everywhere she went. Last year, the second annual race in her honor generated funds to support The Lee Ann Mannillo Foundation and over $4000 of support for CCCDP’s local families who were struggling, specifically the Arias Family.
Jorge Arias, a Hyannis resident, drowned in a Barnstable pond last summer, leaving his wife to care for their two young children, both of whom attended Cape Cod Child Development programs. The funds from the Foundation helped to support the Arias family with support for groceries, clothing, and a family membership to the YMCA. The membership was requested by their mother and will provide swim lessons and support for the children of Jorge as they continue to heal and grow stronger.
The organizers are hoping to exceed last year’s contributions to benefit more families and children in our region by once again supporting Cape Cod Child Development’s broad range of services that include preschool/head start; school-age programs; early interven- tion services; parent education and playgroups for children; support for teen parents and family child-care.
Anne Colwell, CEO of Cape Cod Child Development says: “This is our second year that we are honored to be partnering with this wonderful foundation. We feel it is a great fit and that having families participate in a 5K to support Cape Cod Child Development is a perfect way to celebrate Lee Ann’s life.”
Cape Cod Child Development is a non-profit organization committed to providing world- class care for the children and families of Cape Cod and the Islands. For additional information on Cape Cod Child Development, please visit www.cccdp.org.
The LM5K will again be a family-friendly race and the kick off and closing at The Pilot House Restaurant will be inclusive for all the participants and their families. The Race will begin at 9:30AM at the Pilot House Restaurant on 14 Gallo Road in Sandwich, MA. For more information and to sign up as a participant please visit: www.LM5K.org