Never underestimate the power of four single-minded 13-year olds, especially when it involves two sets of brothers. The efforts of four students from Lake Mary Preparatory School in Lake Mary, FL, resulted in a donation of $3,800 each to the Cerebral Palsy International Research Foundation and United Cerebral Palsy of Central Florida.
Theo Juliano and his brother Ben, who has Cerebral Palsy, joined forces with Martin and Adrian Konstantinov in launching the inaugural Lake Scary 5k Run/Walk for Cerebral Palsy. Martin set the wheels in motion after asking Ben’s dad David Juliano what he could do to help kids like his good friend, Ben.
“Through the support of family, friends, Lake Mary Prep staff, local celebrities, and public officials, the event was a major success,” said David Juliano. “The proud teens are already planning for next year,” he added.
We’re delighted to receive this donation, and applaud the hard work and accomplishment of these four devoted young people, their families, school personnel and all who supported them,” said CPIRF CEO and President Glenn Tringali.