On Saturday, October 25, 2014, Leo’s Pride and over 600 participants ran and walked a 5K or 1 mile in support of Leo Bugenske and Cure SMA. In addition to the race, they also celebrated Leo’s first birthday with a beautiful cake.
From the proceeds, the Bugenskes donated $17,000 to purchase eight EasyS Strollers for the Cure SMA equipment pool. The Bugenske family was inspired by their own experience of receiving an EasyS Stroller from Cure SMA. The stroller keeps Leo comfortable on the go, and also holds his medical equipment.
“We started with local parks and familiar places, and now Leo has been all over South Carolina. He went to the beach twice this summer, and went to the mountains this fall. He is truly living. He is getting out and appreciating all the beauty that exists. This all began because of the stroller provided by Cure SMA,” his family said.
In addition to the hundreds who came out for the event, a generous anonymous donor matched each dollar raised. “We are so blessed to have such amazing support from our family, friends and community. They have all come together and been so wonderful to us. We feel their love for Leo and for us.
“Leo has changed many lives. He is such a blessing and we are so thankful to have a support network that not only recognizes what a blessing he is, be actively passes the light he shines to others. They have made this donation possible and we are so grateful for that.”
Our thanks to Meredith, Adam, and Leo Bugenske, and all those who supported this event.