Why I'm Running
A Special Wish Cleveland is near and dear to our hearts. This charity specifically has impacted us on a very personal level. Not only have they provided us food and fun events for us as we go through very trying times, they have made my son's dreams come true. While Rob goes through his personal battles everyday, we fight as a family. A Special Wish operates on donations and ALL of their proceeds go to making these kiddos wishes come true. As we have all been hit by the national pandemic, charities are trying to find creative ways to fundraise Given that this year this event will be their only fundraising event, we need to knock this one out of the park. Thank YOU to all who have donated in the past and will donate this year...You literally helped to make a Kid's Dream Come True!
About Team Simon

Simon McKenzie is a sweet 5-year-old boy who’s been through quite a lot in his short life. Three months after being given an autism diagnosis at just 2-1/2 years old, Simon was diagnosed with Pre-B Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) and began a years-long chemotherapy protocol at Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital.

After front-line chemotherapy, an intense 6-month program of various chemotherapy drugs and steroid treatments, and two years of daily maintenance chemotherapy, Simon’s chemotherapy treatment ended in early 2020. Throughout his 2-1/2 years or treatment—even after losing the ability to walk, undergoing dozens of lumbar puncture procedures, and being severely immune compromised—Simon has persevered, thrived, and inspired everyone who came into his life.

Today, Simon attends the Cleveland Clinic Lerner School for Autism where he receives ABA, speech, physical, and occupational therapies in an environment that can meet his immune compromised needs. He loves playing with his sister Maren, visiting his adoring family and friends, going for scooter rides, and eating every strawberry within eye-shot. He’s the bravest little boy you’ll ever have the pleasure to meet.

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Landon & Lainey
6 months ago

Congratulations Aunt Beth! We love you ❤️

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Tracey Dimond
6 months ago

Go Beth Go!!

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Cindy lukovski
6 months ago

Tribute to Robert

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Chandler Family
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You go Beth! You and your family are very inspiring!

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Denise Martin
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Good Luck Beth!

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You’re awesome!

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The Lam Family
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Love you, Beth! You are a ROCKSTAR and such an inspiration!

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Wishing you all the best today !

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Love you Sparks!!!

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You rock Beth!

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Beth- you and your family are amazing! 💙❤

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Go Beth!

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The Wheaton Family
6 months ago

In memory of Michael Gibson and in life long support of Robert Gibson & the Gibson/Kalfas families.

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Pam & Don
6 months ago

A great cause for great kids! Good luck Beth!

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Mike and Jan
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Because you are awesome!

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Howe Family
6 months ago

You inspire!!!!

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The Giles Family
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You got this mama! You are awesome and inspire many!

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The Marquard Family
6 months ago

So proud of you Beth!!! Good luck!!

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Good luck!

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The Hartman Family
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Good luck! Xoxo

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Henley Gibson
6 months ago

Thank you from another wish kid!

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Karen Patterson
6 months ago

Go Beth!! So proud of your commitment to Make a Wish!!

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Go Beth!

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Kristin Baum
6 months ago

Even among exhaustion, I've realized because of faith & hope.. those moments become exciting at the same time. And in those moments, you feel most alive. Good luck and have fun!

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Wahl family
6 months ago

Keep being a blessing to others Beth! In awe of you!

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6 months ago

Go get 'em Bethie!!

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Matt Bittner
6 months ago

An awesome cause, one that I know is near and dear to your heart!

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6 months ago

Go Beth! Great cause!

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6 months ago

Go, Beth Go! So proud of you!

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Christine and Charlie Gibson
7 months ago

No doubt you will make it!!

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Liza Soltesz
7 months ago

You go girl!!!

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Anne-Marie Frazier
7 months ago

❤️

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Maria Wering
8 months ago

Always so proud of you and everything you do!

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Kellye Khas
8 months ago

for the kiddos!

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Mary Teconchuk
8 months ago

You inspire me every day! Keep be amazing momma!

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Hayley Munroe
8 months ago

Proud of you! ❤️

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Samantha
8 months ago

For all of the amazing things that ASW does for these kiddos 😁

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Rob and Layla Gibson
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We Love you Mom!!!

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Kari pollarine
8 months ago

Next year I’m going to join you!

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Dave Wojnowski
8 months ago

Best of luck, we are rooting for you and all the positive uplifting work you do

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Sue & Judd Fell
8 months ago
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Kerry Allington
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Weber Family
8 months ago

Such an amazing event you do year after year and help so many! So happy to support such a wonderful organization!

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Jeff Lukcso and Cortney Kalfas
8 months ago

So proud of you! You are going to rock this. Thanks for helping make these kids wishes come true! Love you!

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The McKelveys
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The Fisher Family
9 months ago

You are an amazing inspiration, Beth!!! Love you!

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Kelly Hugick
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Bob and Andrea Kalfas
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For all the things special wish did for my grandson Rob

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We love you!

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In memory of my running buddy

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Karen Patterson
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So proud of Beth!

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You got this!

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John & Denise Nesta
9 months ago

From Tread #3 to Tread#4 ... Awesome Job Beth 🧡

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Jaison and Melissa Brant
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So proud of you Beth.. And thank you for running for such a great cause!

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Run, Beth, Run!

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Dave & Judy Sabol
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For all the Special Wish kids, especially my Kidney Bean! <3

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God Bless all the sweet children and their families.

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