On November 22nd, 2009, Joseph Schönberger (TK-3699) from The 501st Legion's Garrison Tyranus, will be running in the Philadelphia Marathon to raise money for the Make A Wish foundation.
Legion comrades Joe and Matt
He’s running in memory of Katie Johnson and will run in Stormtrooper armor to increase visibility, and because Katie would've loved it. While it’s true that running in armor may no longer considered unique--at least within the Star Wars community--this effort is a little different.
Joe is spearheading an international campaign called Kilometers 4 Katie. Its purpose is to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation and to raise awareness of the organization and all of the fantastic work they do to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions and provide them with hope, strength, and joy. The Philadelphia Marathon is just the beginning.
“Kilometers 4 Katie,” or “Km4KT” for short, is a group whose mission to encourage individuals to participate in events in their own towns as a member of Team: Km4KT. We may be geographically separated, but that doesn’t mean aren’t unified.
What can you do?
- • Donate. Even small donations add up
• Run in a local event such as a 5K or walk as a member of Team: Km4KT
• Change your signature in online forums and add a link to our website
• Participate in our upcoming online fund raising merchandise promotions
• Add us on MySpace
• Join our Facebook group and help spread the word
• Follow us on Twitter
Feel free to add our sig file to your forum signature, website, or blog:
We know that one person can make a difference in the lives of others.
One person already has made that difference, and her name was Katie.
Please visit us at http://www.Km4KT.com and don’t forget to tell all of your family and friends.