Before Suellen Lindquist’s mother died in 2010 from complications of von Hippel-Lindau disease that also has affected several other family members, Lindquist promised her mom she would do something to help find a cure.
Suellen, her brother, her daughter and grandson also have VHL. Keeping her promise, Suellen, created the Mom’s Day Run, an annual Mother’s Day run. The first Mom’s Day Run was held four years ago, and the 48 participants raised $1,500.
This year’s run took place at 8 a.m. May 11 at San Buenaventura Beach in Ventura and raised $6,035 altogether, $3,017.50 going to the VHL Alliance, and the rest going to the Lymphoma and Leukemia Society.