Pound the Pavement for Peter is a Family 5K Run that was started in honor of Peter Hopkins, who lost his life to a Peroxisomal Disorder in 2010. He spent his life with numerous disabilities, and this race is to raise money and awareness for organizations that provide research and support for children like Peter to increase their quality of life and realize their greatest potential.
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This year, we had the opportunity to split the proceeds from Pound the Pavement this year between 2 incredible charities: the Global Foundation for Peroxisomal Disorders and the Adaptive Learning Center. Both are amazing organizations that help children like Peter Hopkins every day, and we invite you to join us in supporting them!
The Global Foundation for Peroxisomal Disorders
The Global Foundation for Peroxisomal Disorders was founded in 2010 by parents with children affected by Peroxisomal Disorders (PBDs) to raise money for research and to support families of children living with the disease. PBDs are a group of rare, inherited disorders that affects children and a limited number of adults. Peroxisomes are present in every cell of a human body, and therefore, a disorder of this type affects many systems in the body. Typically, this defect causes severe developmental delays, low muscle tone, progressive loss of vision and hearing, liver disease, seizures and eventual loss of brain myelin (a deterioration of brain function). All of these children suffer from severe developmental disabilities, and very few walk, talk or eat on their own.
The Adaptive Learning Center
The Adaptive Learning Center is the only organization in Georgia that fully integrates children with special needs into typical preschools – with individualized support from special education teachers. Their partnerships with some of Atlanta’s finest preschools enable children to learn and play alongside their peers in a warm and caring environment. In classes with 90 percent or more typical children, individuals with challenges or disabilities learn not just basic academic skills; they discover important life lessons through interactions with other children and adults.
For more info, please email us at poundthepavementforpeter2014@
If you prefer to send a check, please make your check out to the Adaptive Learning Center and send to :
Pound the Pavement for Peter
c/o Adaptive Learning Center
736 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite C-245
Marietta, GA 30068
Many other children around the world, like Peter, have been severely affected by this disease as well as numerous other disabilities. Research and support for children and families with these disabilities and fragilities is highly underfunded, and they all deserve an opportunity to realize their potential in this world.
Race Planning Committee:
Co-Chairs: Anne Park Hopkins, Liza Davidson and Sarah Dozier
Sumner Bradshaw, Anne Branson, Kathryn Calhoun, Kate Castellaw, Julia Combs, Angela Cunningham, Liza Davidson, Sarah Dozier, Stefanie Durkin, Emi Gragnani, Anne Park Hopkins, Angie Jinright, Jennifer Kellett, Seale Lindsay, Heather Miller, Amy Morris,Elizabeth Newton, Keri Roth, Courtney Russell, Britt Prevost, Charles Schoen, Ashley Shippey, Caroline Smith, Ashley Welcher, Anna Wick, Martin Yoder
Courtney Amos, Allison Barker, Laura Crim, Liza Davidson, Emi Gragnani, Margaret Lesley, Elizabeth Lesley, Molly Lynch, Elizabeth Newton, Britt Prevost, Anne Park Hopkins