Some things just need to be shouted to the world. They are too good or too special not to be shared with everyone.
And Maddie Babineau’s story is one of those special stories that need to be shared.
Maddie was a 15-year-old girl who was diagnosed with cancer. And when the folks at The Children’s Wish Foundation came to her and asked her what she wanted, she knew immediately what she wanted.
To build a school in Kenya. And when the school was built, Maddie learned that the kids she had built the school for, couldn’t come because they spent a lot of time getting water for their families. She came up with a way to raise money to build a well. She designed jewelry. And sold it, with the money going to the fund to build the well
The well was built, but sadly Maddie wasn’t able to see her dream come to fruition. Maddie lost her battle May 2007.
Maddie’s mom has taken up the torch and has continued to raise money for the kids in Kenya. Last year, was the first annual Move and Be Moved 5 km run/walk.
The second annual Move and Be Moved run will take place next Saturday at the Dofasco Park in Stoney Creek.
Maddie’s mom promises it will be an inspirational event for all who attend. There will be guest speakers and there will be entertainers.
And honorary chairman Brian Melo will not only take part in the run, he will also perform. Singing a song he wrote about Maddie.
The goal for Maddies Wish Project is to build a permanent health clinic in Kenya.
Registration for this great even will start at 8 a.m. with the run/walk starting at 9. Entertainment and other events will continue throughout the day.