Norman J. Levy-Lakeside Elementary School, Babylon Road, Merrick
Forever 9-The Robbie Levine Foundation has announced that the Eighth Annual Robbie’s Run has been
scheduled for Sunday, April 28th, 2013.
Robbie’s Run is a 5K road
race through the streets of Merrick that was created
in 2005 following the tragic death of nine-year-old Robbie Levine on the Little
League Field. This year’s event will again take place at the Norman J. Levy-Lakeside Elementary School on
The day’s activities include a kids’ Fun Run at 8:30am, 1-mile Mini Run at
8:50am and the 5K Race at 9:15am. In addition, numerous kids’ activities and
entertainment, as well as raffles, will take place throughout the morning.
Founded in 2005 after the
tragic death of nine-year-old Robbie Levine on the field during baseball
practice, Forever 9 sponsors the annual Robbie’s Run to raise awareness of
sudden cardiac death and how AEDs save lives. The yearly Run raises thousands
of dollars that have been used to supply youth sports organizations across the New York area with AEDs.
The Robbie’s Run is sponsored by Coleman Country Day Camp.
About Forever 9-The Robbie Levine
Forever 9-The Robbie Levine
started in 2005 after the tragic death of nine-year-old Robbie Levine, who
collapsed and died on the baseball field during Little League practice. Had a
defibrillator been available and accessible on the field, Robbie might have
survived. Following this tragedy, Robbie’s parents, Jill and Dr. Craig Levine,
put their energies into raising awareness of sudden cardiac arrest in
children and the
importance of defibrillators in saving lives. Forever 9’s goals are to educate
the public about defibrillators and to ensure that these life-saving devices
are available and accessible at every youth sporting event. The organization
holds two fundraisers, the 5K Robbie’s Run race and walk in Merrick, NY
and the Dealing With Hearts Gala.