Tyler Scott lived in Charlotte with his parents and 3 brothers. On Jan. 30, 2006, when Tyler was just 5½ years old, he was diagnosed with brainstem glioma. He did not show any symptoms of this deadly disease until a week before his devastating diagnosis. Tyler died 9 days later.
His parents began Tyler’s Treehouse, Inc., whose goal is to find a cure for brainstem glioma with the help of researchers at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. To date, Tyler’s Treehouse has provided more than $165,000 dollars in less than 3 years. The money raised by the foundation will help fund this research and will also support local community outreach programs in the Charlotte area.
(Read more about Tyler's story at www.tylerstreehouse.org.
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Saturday Sept. 12 is the fourth annual Tyler’s Treehouse 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run at Olde Georgetowne Swim Club in south Charlotte. This is a family-friendly event that includes participants of all ages. Register now at . A post-race party, which will include food, music and entertainment, will be held at the OG pool until 1 p.m. Proceeds for the run will benefit Tyler’s Treehouse, Inc.
Where: Olde Georgetowne Swim Club, 7930 Whistlestop Road, Charlotte, (near the Harris YMCA in South Charlotte)
When: Saturday, Sept. 12 at 8 a.m. (5K) and 9 a.m. (fun run/walk)
More info: To find out more or to volunteer, contact Donna Johnson at 704-557-9256 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Dana Scott at 704-554-9631 or email@example.com.
WANT TO LEARN HOW TO RUN YOUR FIRST 5K?
The 5K is a great first race. Several YMCAs in the area have training courses, as do running shops such as Run For Your Life. You can also look online at sites such as Runner's World for training routines.