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Race to the Playground

Posted on 17 February 2016
Race to the Playground

On May 1st, 2016, a 9 year boy named Liam Panay will be running in the 5k run in the Toronto Marathon to raise money for his friend who unfortunately passed away in an ATV accident last year.

Tyler Massey was only 9 years old when he sadly passed away after losing control of an adult sized ATV. From this tragedy came the Tyler Massey Memorial Fund and the Tyler Massey Law.

Between 2001 and 2011, 33% of ATV related emergency room visits were children under the age of 16. The legacy of Tyler Massey is to educate, influence, and make an impact on families, parents, and children about the dangers and risks of children under the age of 14 riding adult sized ATVs.

Liam once attended Goodwood Public School with Tyler Massey, and the boys both often wished for a playground. Liam is hoping to raise $2,000 for the Tyler Massey Memorial Fund. The goal is to help build a playground in his friend's memory.

If you would like to sponsor Liam, please visit the Tyler Massey website 

The Tyler Massey Memorial Fund is listed as a charity in the Toronto Marathon. Anyone who wishes run to help raise money for the fund can do so by registering directly on the Toronto Marathon website or they can receive a discount bycontacting atvsafetytoday@gmail.com.

Special thanks to Jay Glass founder of the Toronto Marathon for helping us to arrange this
Tags: Memorial Fund and Donations

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I have had the pleasure of getting to know and be friends with Tyler and his family since moving to Uxbridge directly across the road from their house.
Tyler was a sweet, gentle soul...and I ALWAYS looked forward to his visits to see me and my cat Kobie. I live in the basement apt of my Brothers ...

Sherry Steeves xo

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