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Annual Events

World Meningitis Day

October 5th

World Meningitis Day highlights the importance of prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and improving support for those dealing with the potentially devastating after effects of this deadly disease. World Meningitis Day is led by the Confederation of Meningitis Organisations (COMO). Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF) is a member of COMO, and each year MRF and the charity’s supporters focus on a different aspect of the disease and share the theme to raise awareness.

Passing of the Light Ceremony

Date TBD

During the annual “Passing of the Light” ceremony, the Emily’s Dash Foundation also awards an annual scholarship to a peer-voted Villa Maria student who portrays the character, positivity and thoughtfulness that Emily did. This commemorative ceremony keeps Emily’s memory alive year-after-year.

Past Events

Emily’s Dash & Splash

July 13, 2014 @ Layton Park & Coatesville Country Club

A family event featuring a 5k timed run/walk, an optional 1-mile, and a kids fun run followed by a poolside celebration at Coatesville Country Club.

Texas Roadhouse Fundraiser for World Meningitis Day 

April 24, 2013 @ Texas Roadhouse

For World Meningitis Day, Texas Roadhouse in Downingtown donated 10% of all food purchases to Emily’s Dash Foundation.

Emily’s Dash Celebration

December 30, 2012 @ Whitford Country Club

It’s difficult to capture into words just how extraordinary an event Emily’s Dash actually was for all of us. First and foremost, it was a wonderful way to honor the 10-year anniversary of Emily’s passing, and the effect was therapeutic for everyone involved. The idea to hold the event was born from a seed that was planted in a conversation held on Emily’s 21st birthday, July 8, 2011. The sowing and propagation of that seed required lots of work – the digging, watering, and nurturing of many hands. Amazingly and most certainly, it blossomed into a full and beautiful garden and we are still reveling in its success. The latest accounting report indicates that proceeds from the event exceeded $39K.

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