Mitchell’s Run Thru Rockford

Annual run continues to spread word about Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

August 9, 2012 // 0 Comments

‘We are blessed by support and generosity’ When Sandy and Steve Peterson’s son Mitchell was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) in 1999, they wondered where they could turn for support. They reached out to another family who also had a son diagnosed with DMD and through them made a connection with Parent Project MD (PPMD). “Sandy and I were introduced [...]

Record-setting run raises $77,000

August 20, 2009 // 0 Comments

  NO HOLDING BACK—Kids concentrate on speed during the kids race at Mitchell’s Run Thru Rockford Saturday. The event raised an amazing $77,000 for Project Parent Muscular Dystrophy. Photo by Tom Scott Going and growing  Mitchell’s Run Thru Rockford enjoyed another amazingly succesful event this year, with 1,800 runners participating and raising $77,000. In its [...]

Annual run, picnic and auction draws record runners, breaks fundraising best

August 20, 2009 // 0 Comments

  BREAKING THE FINISH LINE RIBBON—In first place is Josh Miller of Rockford, at 16:07. photo by CLIFF HILL “It was a banner year,” Sandy Peterson said of the 2009 Mitchell’s Run Thru Rockford. In its eleventh year the annual event blew away last year’s top number of runners and walkers with an increase of about 400 to a best-ever 1,800 participating. The total [...]

Mitchell’s Run, picnic, auction this weekend in Rockford

August 13, 2009 // 0 Comments

MOVING—The opening ceremony for Mitchell's Run Thru Rockford begins with Mitchell and his father Steve and a rendition of the National Anthem. photo by Tom Scott Annual event has raised over half a million for Project Parent MD by BETH ALTENA This weekend area residents—and runners from as far away as Israel, Canada and the United Kingdom—have the chance to be [...]

Sun, fun and sand in store at Score for third Volley for Mitchell

July 16, 2009 // 0 Comments

SEE YOU THERE—Mitchell Peterson, center, has inspired a town to rally around him. Volley for Mitchell is a third-year fun fundraiser and everyone is invited. Visit www.volleyformiitchell.org to find out more or to sign up. Sun and fun and the new sand courts at the Score Restaurant and Sports Bar, 5301 Northland Drive, is the site of this year’s Volley for [...]