8th Annual Millennium 5k 4 Jake’s Sake
We’re BACK!!! After a few years off due to Covid, we are back with our in-person 5k! Join us for the 8th Annual Millennium 5k on Sunday, May 21, 2023! Proceeds benefit the 4 Jakes Sake Charitable Foundation, a non-profit 501 (c)(3) whose mission is to help families living with Duchenne muscular dystrophy to make their homes and lives accessible!
Hudson Elks Lodge
99 Park Street
Hudson, MA 01749
- Sunday, May 21, 2023
- Registration 8:00 am
- Padawan Kids Fun Run 9:30 am
- Millennium 5K Run/Walk 10:00 am
- Complimentary shirts will be given to the first 200 runners (as long as you sign up by May 2)
- A kids fun run, prizes, plenty food, raffles, and music too!
- Online entry fees for the Millennium 5K is $25.00 (plus processing fees)
- Online entry fees for the Padawan Kids Fun Run is $10.00 (plus processing fees)
- Costumes are encouraged – Storm Troopers will be patrolling!
Jake successfully finished his freshman year at Wheaton College where he is studying creative writing and film. Being away from home creates different challenges for a person with Duchenne, like the need to hire people that will help with all his personal needs. Here is the crew that got him through!
Read Our Recent Blog Posts
Jake Marrazzo Chosen as WCVB Channel 5 Boston A+ Student
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Father & Son with Duchenne complete Buzzards Bay Triathlon
Jake featured on the Dr. Phil Show!
Right before the pandemic hit, Jake and his mom were invited to participate on the Dr. Phil Show, sponsored by Pfizer. Dr. Phil shared a clip how Jake likes to perform and inspire other children with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Click the button below to see Jake and his mom on the episode.
Jake’s Story in his Own Words
How the 4 Jake’s Sake Charitable Foundation Got Started
What started as a team name for an MDA Muscle walk in 2013, the 4 Jake’s Sake Charitable Foundation has become a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation whose main purpose is to help families living with Duchenne make their lives more accessible.
What is Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy?
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a genetic disorder characterized by progressive muscle degeneration and weakness. It is one of nine types of muscular dystrophy. DMD is caused by an absence of dystrophin, a protein that helps keep muscle cells intact. Symptom onset is in early childhood, usually between ages 3 and 5. The disease primarily affects boys, but in rare cases it can affect girls. Muscle weakness can begin as early as age 3, first affecting the muscles of the hips, pelvic area, thighs and shoulders, and later the skeletal (voluntary) muscles in the arms, legs and trunk. The calves often are enlarged. By the early teens, the heart and respiratory muscles also are affected.
WCVB 5 A+ Student
Jake was chosen to be featured as one of WCVB Channel 5 Boston’s A+ Students and was interviewed by Antoinette Antonio. The segment was broadcast on Wednesday, April 10, 2019.
Who We Help
The 4 Jake’s Sake Foundation helps children suffering from Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy and their families.
How You Can Help
If you are interested in contributing to our cause, please visit our Donation page.