Alum and Staff Father/Son Duo Support Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
Dr. Eugene Decker, the Medical Director for the DeSales PA Program, is the race director for the LLS/Team Decker 5K Walk/Run scheduled for June 24, 2017 at Notre Dame High School in Easton, PA.
The event is the major fundraiser for Team Decker as they prepare to run the Disney World Half Marathon on Jan. 6, 2018. Team Decker is made up of Dr. Decker, his daughter-in-law Stephanie, and sons Dylan and Eric. Eric is a 2011 graduate of De Sales University who competed on the track and cross country teams.
Last year Team Decker raised $11,793.00 that benefitted blood cancer patients in the Lehigh Valley. This year they hope to surpass last year’s fundraising total with a strong showing at the 5K event. Some of the participants signed up for this event include blood cancer survivors. The event will also have a group from Be the Match, an organization that collects cheek DNA samples from potential bone marrow donors that are entered in an international registry of bone marrow donors. Someone from this event could be the perfect bone marrow match for a blood cancer patient who needs their sample for a chance to survive.
For more information on the 5K race and to support Team Decker please go here.