Help New York Area Spartans Raise Money for V Foundation for Cancer Research

Posted by admin | September 21, 2014



Sarah Grossbart and Eric Flores to Raise Funds in Lacey Holsworth’s Honor

At just 8 years old, Lacey Holsworth captivated the country with her larger-than-life smile and unmatched optimism.

And even months after her death, the St. Johns, Mich. girl — who famously befriended former Michigan State forward Adreian Payne and lost her battle with neuroblastoma in April — is still impacting and inspiring others.

Sarah Grossbart and Eric Flores, both Michigan State alumni currently living in the Greater New York area, will be running the New York City Marathon on Nov. 2, 2014 in Holsworth’s honor. These Spartans have teamed up with legendary sportscaster Dick Vitale and The V Foundation for Cancer Research in order to raise money for Vitale’s pediatric cancer research grant, which he created after Holsworth passed away from neuroblastoma, a fetal-nerve cell cancer. It is Vitale’s hope that the grant will help save others suffering from similar illnesses.

Grossbart and Flores, along with their friend Mara Reinstein, who also plans to run in the marathon, aim to raise $10,000 for cancer research.

But they can’t do it alone. Grossbart, Flores and Reinstein are currently seeking donations to help them reach their goal. No amount is too small, but the trio noted that those who donate $150 or more will receive a personalized message from Vitale.

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