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Ben Layton 5K

Date

Jun 14 2014

Location

Salisbury MD

Contact Information

smsvps@comcast.net

Event Website

http://www.benlayton5k.com

Event Host

Eastern Shore Running Club

Distances

  • 5K or Less

Region

East

Event Information

Diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia shortly after he turned two, Ben Layton bravely battled the disease. Yet all that medicine could offer was not enough.nnAware that he was going to die, Ben daydreamed about the new life he would have after his death and was certain that he would receive red angel wings. Ben received his wings on May 29, 2002, months after his fourth birthday. n nInspired by Ben’s bravery and in celebration of his spirit, thousands of Lower Shore volunteers joined to build the Ben’s Red Swings playground at the Salisbury Zoo entrance of the city park in 2004. It is our hope that the Ben Layton Memorial 5K Run/Walk will continue to celebrate Ben’s life and the lives of all those touched by leukemia and other blood cancers.

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