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Oswego 5K Brings in Thousands for Local Families

Aug 12, 2014 12:19PM ● By Steven Jack

Oswego’s fifth annual Churchill Club Blues on Barton fundraiser brought in more than $15,000 earlier this month.

The Aug. 2 5K race, kids fun run and after party with raffles will benefit two Oswego families who have felt the effects of cancer, said organizer Justin Sather.

The Christensen family lost their daughter and OEHS graduate Caitlin Ostrom to cancer in November 2013. Since her death Caitlin's mom Christine Christensen has been busy raising money for Neurofibromatosis research through Caitlin's Promise, a nonprofit formed to help Caitlin's memory live on through supporting others with the disease.

The family of Matt Robbie, a father of three currently battling Hodgkins disease, is this year's other beneficiary. Robbie was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma in February of 2013 and less than a month after the birth of the family's third child. Robbie has been undergoing experimental treatments in New York.

A final portion of the proceeds will be donated to research in the fight against brain cancer, which claimed the life of Sather’s mother in February.

Sponsors for this year’s event were: Michelle Sather with Keller Williams Realty,  The Law Offices of Justin J. Sather, Crossfit of Oswego, BJ's Wine & Spirits, Shef Brother's Pizza, Quick Signs, Thomas Orthodontist, Kumon of Oswego, Bounce Town, Pavlis Furs, A and N Mortgage, Shannon Libby Country Financial, Carson Chiropractic, Synergy Marketing Partners, Woodruff Johnson & Palermon Injury Law Offices, McAdams and Sartori, Baker Dental, Brain Bemis Automotive, Law Offices of Claudia Kliment, May and Associates CPA, Chick Fil A, 95.9 the River and