Matteo Lambert is a 9-year-old who founded Off The Charts Club after running over 100 miles in support of kids with cancer in 2019. By running over 30 races in 15 states and Canada, Matteo raised more than $65,000 - enough to connect 70 courageous kids battling cancer to their classmates through technology provided by Hopecam. You can learn more about Matteo's 2019 journey here.
In 2020, Matteo will run 202 miles. That's the distance between the Lincoln Memorial and the Statue of Liberty with a stop at the Liberty Bell. These are the ultimate symbols of freedom in the United States, and Matteo wants all children to be free from the burdens of cancer.
Matteo will run a mixture of 5K, 8K, and 10K races with a heavy concentration on the east coast but also make trips to support kids with cancer in states such as Idaho, Illinois, Kentucky, Ohio, and more. When possible, Matteo will visit children's hospitals, Ronald McDonald Houses, and community groups to deliver books, personalized capes, and medals to kids fighting cancer.
If you have a 5K, 8K, 10K, or marathon relay race that you'd like Matteo to attend and support a local kid battling cancer, please extend an invitation via the contact page. Races will be added to the schedule below as they become confirmed.
Every week between March and November 2020, Matteo will run six miles or more in a competitive race - to support kids with cancer.
He needs your support to help kids be kids. Because Matteo is from the 703 area code, he suggests donation levels of $7.03 for kids wanting to help kids and $70.30 for families supporting less fortunate families.
Companies and organizations can sponsor a mile with $703.
Corporate champions can support a race; honoring a hero with a donation of $7,030.
In 2020, Matteo will run 202 miles to help kids with cancer. Through about 40 races, he will run the distance between the Lincoln Memorial and Statue of Liberty with a pit stop at the Liberty Bell. Follow along with the social media below.
Judy Laufman has battled cancer on three different occasions. She's still outpacing it. Judy has battled lymphoma like a champion, and she's covering the map to show how it's done.
Judy is on a quest to run a half-marathon in every U.S. state. She's currently at #25 with the completion of a race in Key West. Florida. Next up is a Civil Rights Crusade in Jackson, Mississippi.
Youth need adult mentors, and there is no greater shining example of resilience than Judy. Here motto is "Every Mile Is A Gift".
Judy is a key contributor to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's "Team In Training" Program.
At the same time, she pairs up with Matteo to form an powerful one-two cancer-fighting running brigade. Please contribute to Off The Charts Club in Judy's honor.