Leah Healy organizes Run for PWS on Long Island to benefit Latham students

High School junior Leah Healy has organized a 5K Run/Walk to benefit Latham Centers’ students with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS). Leah is a student at Bay Shore High School (Long Island, New York), and the proud sister of a student in Latham’s residential program. She created the Run for PWS with the hope of making a difference in the lives of the students at Latham who have PWS. Leah’s fundraising event will be held on Saturday, June 16th in Bay Shore. In Leah’s “Run for PWS” flyer, she writes:

“I have a 15-year-old brother named Sean and he has Prader-Willi syndrome. I am spreading awareness of PWS so that Sean and other individuals born with PWS can benefit from your support. Sean has lived at Latham Centers in Massachusetts for the past year and a half because the daily challenges he faced due to PWS became too overwhelming for him and our family. The support and structured environment at Latham has provided him with the opportunity to be his authentic self as someone living with PWS. He is happy, understood, and thriving.”

To donate to Leah’s Run for PWS, please Click HERE

For runners or walkers interested in pre-registering for the June 16th 5K on Long Island, please email runforpws@gmail.com. Details follow:

Saturday, June 16, 2018

South Country Elementary School

885 Hampshire Rd, Bay Shore, NY 11706


Day-of Race Registration 8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

Race Begins promptly at 9:00 a.m.


Runner/Walker Donation:

$20 per person (early Registration) or

$25 per person (Day-of Registration)

(All proceeds benefit PWS students at Latham Centers)


Latham Centers is grateful to Leah for her efforts in organizing this 5K charity event. Our Director of Development Heather Kelsey noted, “We are all so deeply inspired by Leah’s love for her brother Sean and her desire to raise funds for Latham School and to bring awareness to PWS. She is a remarkable young woman and we wish her the best of luck.”

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