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#TeamSkylor 5k

#TeamSkylor 5k

Team Skylor 5k run/walk

Saturday July 22, 2017 Sharon Woods Metro Park

Register for the Team Skylor 5k.

Race Day Schedule
Race Day Registration Starts- 7:30 a.m.
5k Run/Walk – 8:30 a.m.

On February 27, 2014, Skylor was diagnosed with brain cancer and from that moment on, his motto in life was “Fear Motivates”. Fear motivates positivity – he lived each day making sure his life was better than it was yesterday. Fear motivates love – he continued to make sure people knew he loved them and that he was always there for them. He often said, “Love your life. Things could be a lot worse”. Fear motivates strength – despite his battle with cancer, he always pushed himself to be greater.

Skylor wasn’t only an amazing son and a wonderful big brother, he was a talented artist who had a passion for graffiti art. But, his passion didn’t stop there. He was a proud member of the Olentangy Marching Band, an active member of the Delaware County AFJROTC, volunteering his time to recruit members and helping the community. He also volunteered as an Assistant Coach for OYAA Jr. Drill Team, as well as volunteered with Habitat For Humanity during spring break his junior and senior years. He had a calling and he lived his life fulfilling it.

On October 30, 2016, Skylor lost his fight with cancer. During his battle, Skylor bravely and so gracefully provided hope, courage, strength, and love to so many. In honor of this wonderful young man who left us too soon, this race continues. Proceeds will be used to fund an annual scholarship to an Olentangy High School senior pursuing a college degree. A gifted graffiti artist and creative author, Skylor had hoped to attend college. We’re going to see to it that those dreams are passed on to many, many teenagers who follow in Skylor’s footsteps.

Register here.

Registration through June 30:
5K (10 Years and Younger) – $10.00
5k (11 Years and Older) – $30.00

Registration through July 14:
5K (10 Years and Younger) – $15.00
5k (11 Years and Older) – $35.00

Registration through Race Day:
5K (10 Years and Younger) – $20.00
5k (11 Years and Older) – $40.00

June 25 – #TEAMSKYLOR 5K – Sharon Woods

June 25 – #TEAMSKYLOR 5K – Sharon Woods

TeamSkylor 5K Run/Walk

June 25, 2016

8:30 registration, 9:00 am start

(register online here)

Sharon Woods Metro Park
6911 Cleveland Ave
Westerville, OH 43081

* Brain cancer fundraiser *

Register here: https://runsignup.com/Race/OH/Westerville/teamskylor5k

About Skylor:

On February 23, 2014, Skylor Burgos, now a senior at Olentangy High School, was taken to Nationwide Children’s Hospital after suffering from severe headaches and double vision.  Four days later, doctors diagnosed him Grade 3 Anaplastic Astrocytoma, an inoperable form of brain cancer.  Undeterred, Skylor spent the beginning of his journey in and out of radiation treatments, chemotherapy appointments and visits to the hospital.  He never lost hope and he never lost his smile.  Unwilling to let his cancer change his fun-loving attitude, Skylor began referring to his tumor as “Tommie.”  The nickname quickly caught on with family and friends; this 5K race is dedicated to the eviction of Tommie, as the doctors cannot do so alone.

Despite his diagnosis, Skylor continued on with his life as “normal.”  He was a member of the Olentangy High School Marching Band and still continues to be an active member of the AFJROTC and enjoys doing community service in Delaware County as part of the program.  Skylor has volunteered with Habitat for Humanity and has spent his past 2 spring break vacations helping out in Tennessee and South Carolina.  He truly has a passion for helping people out in any way he can.

In February 2016, a routine MRI showed a second tumor, located in the same area as the first.  Although radiation was already given, his team of doctors put Skylor on a more aggressive form of chemotherapy.  They continue to monitor him with routine MRI’s and lab work.  Despite this new information, Skylor has stayed strong and is a positive role model to friends, families and even strangers.  He plans to attend college in the fall, majoring in Creative Writing with hopes of publishing his story to encourage other children and teenagers to never give up hope.

 About Dot’s Tots Foundation:

Since Ashley Warnock began her career in social work, she has been involved in serving the needs of local youth. However, upon the birth of her first son in October, 2011, Ashley “retired” from the workforce to be a homemaker.  While caring for her son, Ashley had a yearning to work with children again. This fueled a conversation between she and her husband, Andy.  Interestingly enough, Andy had investigated the formation of a charity to support needy families years earlier.  The culmination of their joint vision was the establishment of Dot’s Tots in the Summer of 2012.  The name of the Foundation is in honor of Andy’s late grandmother, Dorotha Warnock. Dorotha was a lifelong educator and constant provider of guidance, support, and love to all of her students and especially her grandchildren. This Foundation carries her legacy forward.

Visit us at: www.dotstots.org.

August 8th – #TeamSkylor 5K – Alum Creek

August 8th – #TeamSkylor 5K – Alum Creek

TeamSkylor 5K Run/Walk

August 8, 2015

8:30 registration, 9:00 am start

(register online here)

Alum Creek State Park – Beach Area

* Brain cancer fundraiser *

Register here: https://runsignup.com/Race/OH/Delaware/teamskylor5k

More information here: https://runsignup.com/Race/OH/Delaware/teamskylor5k

TeamSkylor 5K Dot's Tots Foundation

Inaugural Dot’s Tots Foundation #TeamSkylor 5K a success!

Inaugural Dot’s Tots Foundation #TeamSkylor 5K a success!

Thank you to everyone who came out on Saturday, June 28th for the inaugural Dot’s Tots Foundation #TeamSkylor 5K! We had over 180 registrants and dozens of generous volunteers. A special thanks to Jennifer Gorham (race-day coordinator), Coach Mark Solis, and the members of the Olentangy High School Football team for their efforts in making the day a wonderful success.

Congratulations to the winners; we’ll see you all next year!

TeamSkylor 5K Dot's Tots Foundation

TeamSkylor 5K Dot's Tots Foundation

#TeamSkylor – A Battle against Brain Cancer

#TeamSkylor – A Battle against Brain Cancer

This year, approximately 4,300 children under the age of 20 will receive a brain tumor diagnosis, of which Astrocytoma is one of the three most common types. In February, 2014, one area teenager learned of his diagnosis. But, Skylor wasn’t going to let his malignant Grade 3 Anaplastic Astrocytoma tumor get the best of him. Because of the location of the tumor between the right and left ventricles of the brain, removal by surgery is too risky. So, Skylor underwent regular radiation and chemotherapy in recent months and will continue to visit Nationwide Children’s Hospital bi-weekly to track his progress. But, he is determined to beat this cancer!

Dot’s Tots Foundation learned of Skylor’s diagnosis and jumped into action. Through solicitation of donors and fundraising events, Dot’s Tots has been able to contribute nearly $30,000 to Skylor’s family to offset medical expenses, replace lost wages, and seed his college fund. The Foundation was also able to make for a special Sweet 16 birthday surprise when Skylor received a video message from his favorite musician, Tyler Joseph of 21 Pilots.

Skylor is an inspiration to many. And, we at the Dot’s Tots Foundation are blessed to be part of his journey. Read more →