Lei Lei's 5K and One Mile Memory Walk was formed by Landen and Missy Holmes to honor their memory of their 5-year-old daughter, Leightyn Nan Holmes. On August 6, 2010, Leightyn was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Less than 24 hours later, she went to dance and sing with Jesus. Leightyn's Lifesong has had a profound effect on people's lives since her passing, and this event is a big part of her continuing legacy. You can read more about Leightyn's Lifesong here.
All funds raised by Lei Lei's 5K Run and Memory Walk go to support the While We're Waiting ministry.
A really amazing feature of this race is the One Mile Memory Walk. Bereaved parents (or grandparents,
family members, or friends) have the opportunity to sponsor a section of this mile in memory of a child
or children in Heaven.
Sponsorship of the One Mile Memory Walk is $100, and includes:
-- A sign with the child's name, including a special quote or verse, as well as the child's picture, which will be placed along the memory mile route. This sign cam be taken home with you after the race; and if you live too far away to attend, it will be mailed to you.
-- The child's name will also be included on the back of the race shirt.
-- One free race shirt. Additional shirts can be purchased by Memory Mile sponsors for just $5.00 each.
Here is a video from last year's Memory Mile ...
This year's Lei Lei's 5K and One Mile Memory Walk is scheduled for May 5, 2018, and will take place at the Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center in Fort Smith, Arkansas. You can click HERE to register for the race.
If you would like to sponsor the One Mile Memory Walk in memory of a child, please complete the form below. and click HERE to make your $100 donation.
Lei Lei's 5K and One Mile Memory Walk