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Courageous, strong, determined as well as incredibly warm and genuine are words that describe this year's honoree, Katie Zemel. A native of Overland Park, KS, Katie suffered a traumatic brain injury in 1998 when struck by lightning during a soccer game in her freshman year of high school at Shawnee Mission South.
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Amy Jeanne Thompson
The first Amy Thompson Run was organized Memorial Day 1988 to
honor a remarkable woman whose courage and forgiveness gave hope
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Proceeds from the Amy Thompson Run for Brain Injury benefit the Brain Injury Association of Kansas and Greater Kansas City ( www.biaks.org ). They in turn, provide vital programs offering resources, support and education for survivors, loved ones and professionals in our community. Since its inception the run has raised more than $2 million to help all people with brain injury and the professionals who treat them.
Loose Park is where it all takes place. The run includes an 8K, a 5K run/walk, and 1 mile untimed benefit Walk for thought, finishing out the day with the ever popular Kiddie Dash. The 8K and 5 K Courses are certified and chip timed. Enjoy, music, food and drink as you participate in a run that remains a Kansas City Memorial Day tradition.
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In his 27th year as honorary chairperson of the Amy Thompson Run for Brain Injury, Larry Moore has played a key role in the growth of this event. Larry Moore recently became “Anchor Emeritus” after semi-retiring from the news on KMBC-Channel 9.