Elora’s HOPE Foundation
9640 Old Kummer Road / Allison Park, PA 15101
Leslie 412-369-8691 or Dan 412-608-2134 / Geierhaus2000@yahoo.com
-- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE –
7th Annual Elorapalooza
Memorial 5K/1 Mile
Run, Walk, or Lollygag
Sunday, September 23, 2011, 9:00 am
8:45 am Wheelchair Start
North Park Boathouse
Proceeds will jointly benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and
local college students majoring in Special Education.)
Elora’s H.O.P.E. Foundation
(Helping Others Persevere & Endure)
In April 2006, Elora, a 7th
grader in the North Allegheny school district, lost her life after a
courageous battle with Leukemia.
Elora, from an early age, had a variety of special needs. In spite of physical difficulties Elora
loved 5K Races and finishing long after the other runners crossed the finish line never
stopped her from encouraging others along the way. Elora brought out the best in others and
Elora’s HOPE Foundation wants to continue this tall order.
Elora's HOPE Foundation has received over $85,000 in donations from the last six year's
events. The funds have been divided between The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and have
awarded two scholarships each year. A perpetual scholarship has been established which will
permit the awarding of scholarships forever in Elora's memory.
“With 2012’s Elorapalooza marking our 7th year, we want to make it a special one, so we’re
encouraging anyone and everyone of all abilities to join us for a free post-event picnic, both
Chinese and silent auctions, and, most importantly, the satisfaction in knowing that they’ve
supported a very worthy cause,” added Dan Geier. “We especially look for this year’s
sponsors to help us make a difference with their generosity.”
Pre-registration by September 1, 2012 is strongly encouraged, and you'll be able to save a
little money in the process. In an attempt to help more people afford to enjoy the event, we
We have lowered the race fee to $12.00 ($17.00 after September 1st). This price does not include
a T-shirt, but race shirts will be available at an additional cost if desired.
Online registration and a downloadable application are available at
All abilities welcomed!
Individuals or companies interested in becoming a 2012 Elorapalooza sponsor or to volunteer
are asked to contact Dan Geier at 412-608-2134.
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as we try to make a difference.
Registration online or use our downloadable registration forms.
Questions? Please call:
Dan Geier @ 412-608-2134
or Leslie Geier @ 412- 369-8691
Registration by September 1st is $12.00 (no race shirt). T-shirt pre-order price $8.00;
race day price $10.00 (if available).
If you or your company are interested in becoming a 2012 7th Annual
Elorapalooza sponsor, please contact our Race director:
Dan Geier, at 412-608-2134.