On August 21st at 4pm The First Annual Bobbie Arsenault Memorial Make-a-Wish 5K will take place in Westfall Village, Averill Park, NY! This run coordinates with the 5th Annual Bobbie Arsenault Memorial Event to benefit the Make-A-Wish Northeast NY on August 20th.
“Share The Power Of A Wish”
The Bobbie Arsenault Memorial Event began in 2012 in remembrance of Bobbie Glenn Arsenault II. At the age of 3 months, Bobbie had been diagnosed with cancer. The years that followed consisted of remissions and more diagnoses of different types of cancers (including a rare adult cancer) over a 10 year period before his passing.
For all who knew Bobbie, they would tell you what a kind, loving boy he was. No matter what life had thrown his way, he continued to fight the long hard fight and never let it get him down.
During Bobbie’s illness he was granted a wish from Make-A-Wish Northeast NY. This wish to Walt Disney World created so many memories for him and our family that will always be cherished and never forgotten. Bobbie was also given a laptop on a separate occasion to use during his long hospital visits to help pass the time.
In wanting to do something in remembrance of Bobbie, it was thought what could be better than to help give other children and their families the chance to have memories to cherish as well. So it was decided that a Memorial Event would be held in Bobbies’ name and all proceeds would go directly to Make-A-Wish Northeast NY.
We are truly grateful at the overwhelming response we have received from family, friends and the community in supporting this effort.