AUGUST 19, 2021

Please join us on Thursday, August 19th for the second annual virtual 5k run & walk event to honor Bernard Llave on his birthday. Bernard fought his 8-year battle against leukemia with grace, dignity and an incalculable amount of strength. He, along with his amazing wife Dee, lit the b.strong torch and shared their lives with all of us through each step of his treatment. He inspired us to push ourselves, do new things and positively impact the world. The inaugural 2020 5K raised over $37,000 and had participants from all 50 states and numerous countries. To date the b.strong team has raised over $1.9 million to support The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), led countless people to join the bone marrow registry through Be The Match and provided hope, love and friendship to all who have come into contact. 

We want to celebrate him in a way we think he would have appreciated. So no matter where in the world you are, no matter the path you take, no matter how fast or slow you go find a 5k (3.1 mile) route and join the b.strong family in remembering Bernard. All funds raised will benefit LLS. Please note as of 7/21/21 we are no longer able to accommodate shirt requests and participants will not receive a race packet. We would still greatly appreciate your support and donations can still be made via the fundraising website. We encourage individuals to make a $46 donation in honor of the age Bernard passed away at. Our goal is to have someone from each of the 50 states, plus DC, to join so please spread the word and let's keep the b.strong flame burning bright. If you have any questions please contact bstrong.team@gmail.com


Thank you to our event supporters!


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