Madison’s Miracles Inc. – a charity in memory of Fox Chase native Madison Klepesky – will present the Flying Angels 5K on Saturday, June 10, in the Northeast and downtown Beaufort, South Carolina.
The theme is We Run for Those Who Fly.
Klepesky, a St. Cecilia and St. Hubert graduate, was 18 when she died in a car accident caused by a speeding drunk driver in December 2021 in South Carolina. She was a student at the University of South Carolina Beaufort. She would have turned 20 on June 10, the day of the 5K.
Madison’s Miracles provides education scholarships, assists with the cost of proms, promotes safe driving education, offers financial assistance to families who have lost a child and contributes to the JonPaul (JP) Gonzalez Scholarship Fund.
Gonzalez, a USCB student and Madison’s boyfriend, also died in the accident.
The local run/walk will begin at the Pennypack Park entrance at 3208 Rhawn St.
Runners, walkers, pets and people with strollers are invited to participate.
The cost is $20 in advance and $35 on Saturday and includes a T-shirt or a credit at https://swaggy.shop/collections/flying-angels-5k?page=2.
Awards will be given to the top three overall finishers.
Blooming Artist Studio, 7971 Oxford Ave., is a sponsor, and sponsorships remain available.
Madison’s aunt, Michelle Quigley, and her cousins, Annie Klepesky and Liz Klepesky, are organizing the local run. Her dad, James, and her seven siblings will be at the local event.
Family and friends will gather later in the day at Burholme Park to celebrate Madison’s birthday.
Madison’s mom, Jenifer, will oversee the 5K in South Carolina, where there will be food trucks, vendors and live music.
Anyone who cannot take part in Saturday’s event can make a tax-deductible donation by going to PayPal or sending a check payable to Madison’s Miracles Inc. to 4 Fox Sparrow Road, Beaufort, SC 29907. ••