Please join us for the 11th annual Muzzy Run 5k on Saturday, April 8, 2017 on Struble Trail in Downingtown!
EVENTS 7:00AM: Registration Opens 8:00AM: 5k Race 9:00AM: Kids' Fun Run (everyone gets a medal!) 9:15AM: 1 mile Community Fun walk
Proceeds from the event benefit the Terry Muzzy Foundation, which helps to fund support workshops, leadership activities, and parent groups, such as:
At a Loss – Parent Grief Support Group This program reaches out to parents who have lost a child to the disease of addiction. This eight week group is professionally facilitated and offers information about the grief process and addresses unique issues related to substance abuse, while providing guidance, understanding, and healing.
LINK: Leaders Involved in Networking Kids Terry Muzzy started a teen leadership experience in the early 1990s that lays a foundation for a harmonious school community among a diverse group of students through boundary breaking, bonding, and thought-provoking interaction. The foundation supplements the cost of this three-day, life-changing program for high school students.
Parent Network – Parent Workshops Parents with concerns about positive interactions with their teenagers, including addictions, boundary setting, and mental health issues can participate in a series of free workshops that help them connect with other parents. Guest speakers, who provide information about healthy parenting conduct these evening sessions.
ABOUT THE FOUNDATION This foundation was established in loving memory of Terry Muzzy in September 2007. The Terry Muzzy Foundation supports parent support groups, high school leadership programs, scholarships and other educational initiatives.
ABOUT TERRY… Terry Muzzy, the Student Assistant Specialist for the Downingtown School District, was killed tragically in an automobile accident early in 2006. During his 16-year tenure, Terry–who was affectionately known as “Muz”–counseled students through a variety of personal crises, saving lives in the process.
Terry’s tireless efforts influenced countless teens and families sparing them the devastation of drug addiction, alcohol abuse, and other life endangering events. Through his kid-first mentality and immutable character, Terry made sure that each student received the help they needed when they needed it.
Combining his compassionate and insightful nature with his delightfully idiosyncratic sense of humor, Terry made more colorful the lives of everyone he touched. His limitless energy supply made his person and his message ubiquitous throughout the Chester County area.