Miles for Mia 3rd Annual Memorial 5K Run/Walk and 10K

Event Date

Sat, May 31, 2014


Brighton, MI

About This Activity

My granddaughter, Mia Jeanette Walts, died on October 29, 2011 from a genetic disease called Niemann-Pick Disease Type A.  Mia was just 2 ½ years old.  It was heartbreaking to see our little angel slowly decline over the course of about 2 years.      
     In honor of her life, the 3rd Annual Miles for Mia 5K run/walk and 10K will be held throughout the neighborhoods of Oak Pointe in Brighton, Michigan.  The run/walk will take place on Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 9:00 a.m.  The proceeds from this event will go directly to the Genetic Disease Foundation that is closely connected to Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York.  Their work in the field of genetic testing and research awareness is remarkable.  They have recently launched an educational website link called, “”.   My goal is to educate people about knowing their heritage and if they might be at a high risk for passing on a genetic disease.  A simple blood test may give that information.  My purpose is not to support any type of decision with the genetic information, but to give people the knowledge. 
      I had never heard of Niemann-Pick and never knew that my family lineage would place us at a higher risk for passing on this genetic disease.  As an educator, I find myself committed to seeking out information and sharing it with others whenever I can.  I am dedicated to sharing Mia’s story with the hope of creating an awareness of genetic testing.
                         -Dale Diane Love

Event details and schedule

When:                         Saturday, May 31, 2014, 8:30am 10k, 9:00am 5k run/walk

Where:                         Burroughs Tavern, 5311 Brighton Rd., Brighton, MI  48116, 810-229-9988

Entry Fee: 5K Run/ Walk - $15 Youth (12 & under), $25 Early/$30 day of

                                                       10K - $20 Youth (12 & under), $35 Early/$40 day of

 (Event shirt included with registrations received by May 16th)

Packet Pick up:             7:30 a.m. Registration Check-in

***This event will be officially timed by RF Timing***

Questions: Contact Dale Love at

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