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Flying Monkey 5K Raises $14,000 for Lung Cancer Research

Jonathan Garet and his family made the announcement Monday at the Cecil Township Board of Supervisors meeting.

Months after Jonathan Garet and his family spoke before the Cecil Township Board of Supervisors to ask permission to use Southpointe as a venue for a memorial 5K run, they returned to share some awesome news.

“Well, we just told Cecil Township last night, so it is not a secret anymore,” Jonathan Garrett wrote on the Flying Monkey 5K Facebook page Tuesday. “The Scott A. Garet Memorial Foundation will be able to donate $14,000 to the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, earmarked for lung cancer research. Thank you to all that came out to support our cause!”

With 347 registered participants, Jonathan Garet said the event honoring his late brother Scott, who died after a battle with lung cancer, was “pretty amazing.”

Asked if the Flying Monkey 5K would be an annual event, the young man added: “It absolutely is.”

To read about Scott Garet’s story and about the genesis of the Flying Monkey 5K, click here.

JJ October 04, 2012 at 01:41 AM
Great news to hear a nice local fundraiser succeeding so well in memory of their family member.
Amanda Gillooly October 04, 2012 at 01:44 AM
I totally agree, JJ!!!
Sarah McIntyre October 04, 2012 at 12:33 PM
Congratulations Scott and Family! What a wonderful event and even better cause. I'm sure your brother is so proud. I'm so glad it was such a success and you were able to donate to such a worthy institution! Let's beat this disease!
cecil resident October 04, 2012 at 04:25 PM
I am very happy for your fanily with the success of your 5K run. It is always good to see positive thing in our community and hope to see this event for many years to come with each year growing larger and larger.

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