Lew Blond Memorial a Success

More than 850 people participated in last week's 5K Run/Walk, 1 mile run.

Daniel Cheung of Northbrook repeated his performance of last year and became the overall 5K male winner in this year's 5K Run/Walk, 1 Mile Run.

The overall 5K female winner was Carol Sullivan of Glenview.

Over 850 people participated in the , on June 2, which started off at Maple School in Northbrook.

Overall 5K male winner was Daniel Cheung of Northbrook. He also was the first place winner last year.

The overall 5K female winner was Carol Sullivan of Glenview.

The event was first organized 12 years ago to memorialize Lew Blond, beloved Maple School teacher who passed away from ALS, known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, in 2000.

Since its inception, the event has raised more than $90,000 to support research at the Les Turner ALS Foundation. A portion also is directed to the Stu Rosen Transportation Fund, which was established to assist patients afflicted with ALS to get to and from their medical appointments.

Funding also provided scholarships for graduating seniors at and Glenbrook South high schools, who were Eleni Artemas and Marc Ja'come, respectively. Proceeds aso are used for special projects at , Wescott and Schools in Northbrook/Glenview School District 30.

Lew Blond's daughter Julianne, his mother Marietta Blond, sister Barbara Blond all attended this year's race, as they have done since its inception.

For complete results and more pictures, click here.


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