Kevin Koke’s Running for Riley
On Monday, April 15, 2019 Kevin Koke ran the Boston Marathon in 3:07:01 in support of the Endowment!
With the $25,000 match from Edrington, Kevin surpassed his $15,000 goal and together we raised $62,547!
26.2 Miles. Raising money and awareness for the Caroline Symmes Cancer Endowment while running 26.2 miles. This is what Kevin Koke will be doing for us in Boston on April 15th.
When he’s not managing a multi-state spirits portfolio for Edrington or spending time with his energetic four kids and beautiful wife, he balances out a typical day with some mind-clearing marathon training on the open road.
He first learned about the endowment by participating in the Caroline Classic Golf Scramble in 2015 and every year since, this has become an outing he won’t miss. After attending his first Pink Balloon Party in 2018 with his wife, he was inspired to raise money while running.
It also helps that his wife, Laura is a nurse at the Center for Pediatric Cancer and Blood Disorders at Riley Children’s Health who actually knew and treated Caroline. Kevin has always been inspired by her passion and the positive effect that she makes on the kids and their families during difficult times.
What makes Kevin’s journey unique? Each mile will be run in honor of a child who has been affected by cancer and has been or still is being treated at Riley Children’s Health. Kevin will focus on 26 children as he makes his way to the finish line; these 26 children will keep Kevin motivated and focused while he is Running for Riley.
How can you join the journey? Make a donation towards Kevin’s goal of $15,000! When he reaches his goal, his employer Edrington, will donate an additional $25,000.
As Kevin sets his sights on conquering his second Boston Marathon in 3 years, he is passionate about extending a helping hand to those in need. By raising money and awareness for the Caroline Symmes Cancer Endowment, Kevin hopes to teach his own children that giving is a way to make the heart feel happy.
26 Miles for 26 Kids.
As Kevin Koke prepares to run the Boston Marathon, he will be dedicating each mile to pediatric cancer patients in or out of treatment. We’ll introduce you to these amazing kids on Facebook and Instagram, every day leading up to Running for Riley.