Peyton’s Promise 5K Run raises $35,000

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In 2008, Peyton Laricks of Sea Isle City was born with a Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia that threatened her life and required numerous surgeries. To raise funds for CDH research, each year Peyton’s family hosts Peyton’s Promise, a race and walkathon on the Promenade in Sea Isle City. Peyton (far left) is shown on June 11 during the 2011 Peyton’s Promise with her parents, Dusty and Debbie, and siblings Dusty, 5, and Quinn, 6 months. In 2008, Peyton Laricks of Sea Isle City was born with a Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia that threatened her life and required numerous surgeries. To raise funds for CDH research, each year Peyton’s family hosts Peyton’s Promise, a race and walkathon on the Promenade in Sea Isle City. Peyton (far left) is shown on June 11 during the 2011 Peyton’s Promise with her parents, Dusty and Debbie, and siblings Dusty, 5, and Quinn, 6 months.

SEA ISLE CITY – The Third Annual Peyton’s Promise 5K Run and 2K Walk raised nearly $35,000 for Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH) research.

CDH is a serious birth defect that prevents proper development of the diaphragm and results in an opening in the chest cavity that allows abdominal organs to migrate from their normal positions.  CDH, which also prevents proper lung growth, affects 1600 babies each year in the United States alone.

Peyton’s Promise is named in honor of Peyton Laricks, of Sea Isle City, who was born in 2008 with CDH. After enduring numerous surgeries and other extensive treatments, Peyton is now a happy and healthy toddler. Thankful that she survived CDH, Peyton’s family vowed to raise funds and awareness for the disorder with the annual 5K and walkathon.

In 2010, Peyton's Promise raised $31,000 for CDH research.

The first place winner of the 2011 Peyton’s Promise 5K Run was Andrew Berrodin, 20, of Media, Pa., who crossed the finish line in 19 minutes, 25 seconds. Following closely behind Berrodin was Brian Howles, 24, of Philadelphia, second place, 19:42, and Andrew Rofaro, 28, third place, 20:03.

In the 5K’s Women's Division, the top athlete was Katie Schmidt, 28, of Pennsauken, with a time of 21:53. Schmidt also finished the race in ninth place overall. Other top females included Debra Laricks, 34, of Sea Isle City, 21:57, and Megan McDermott, 20, 22:23.

For view official race results or to make a donation to Peyton’s Promise, visit www.peytonspromise.com.

First place winner Andrew Berrodin, center, is shown with second place winner Brian Howles, left, and the top athlete in the 5K’s Women’s Division, Katie Schmidt. First place winner Andrew Berrodin, center, is shown with second place winner Brian Howles, left, and the top athlete in the 5K’s Women’s Division, Katie Schmidt.


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