2018-08-08 / Sports

Stamford’s Mom McGrail Run Set for August 11

By Rosie Cunningham

STAMFORD — The Mom Mc- Grail Memorial Scholarship 8th annual 5K Run/Walk will take place Saturday, Aug. 11.

The race will kick off at 9 a.m. and participant registration will start at 8 a.m. The race will start and end at Stamford Central School and this year, there will be official timing.

The goal of the race is to raise money for a scholarship in Kathleen McGrail’s name, to share and make memories and to increase awareness of ovarian cancer.

According to Liz McGrail, one of the organizers of the ‘Mom’ McGrail Scholarship Foundation, it is a great event and she is looking forward to the community and beyond coming out to enjoy the day.

The McGrail family moved to Stamford in September 1980 when the oldest, Margaret, was going into eighth grade.

Mom McGrail had 12 biological children and many grandchildren.

She died on April 20, 2011, after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer. The foundation has been created in her memory to promote the love and community spirit that was Mom McGrail. All proceeds from the foundation will be redistributed in area communities in the form of academic scholarships, in addition to donations for ovarian cancer research.

The founding principals of the foundation is to treat others as you wish to be treated, help those less fortunate than yourself, believe in the best in everyone and always promote moral and ethical values.

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