Conscious Party Web Extra: Alissa’s 5K and Play All Day Benefit

Alissa (left) with Daddy, Mommy and Levi, from

What: Alissa’s 5K and Play All Day Benefit, a fundraiser for a “bright little girl with Cerebral Palsy.”
Where: Enka High School, 475 Enka Lake Road, in Candler.
When: Saturday, Nov. 6, at 10 a.m. ($25 suggested donation for the 5K/$10 for the fun run/$5 for general admission)
Why: Bring the whole family and rally in support for Alissa, “a bright-eyed, heart-stealing 4-year-old girl with the drive, determination and desire to live and function as any other child,” as stated on “Although walking, running, jumping, playing ball, sliding and swinging are just some of the things she would love to do on her own; in Alissa’s world she is trapped inside her frail little body restricted by Spastic Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy and Reactive Airway Disease.”

Alissa’s 5K and Play All Day Benefit will feature a 5K race starting a 10 a.m., a 1-mile fun run at 11 a.m., live music, bouncy houses and castles for children of all ages, and family-friendly games. Runners will receive a T-shirt. All proceeds from the 5K and fun run will help Allisa’s family curb the cost of medical treatments. For more information about Alissa and this upcoming benefit click here.


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About Aiyanna Sezak-Blatt
Aiyanna grew up on the island of Kauai, Hawaii. She was educated at The Cambridge School of Weston, Sarah Lawrence College, and Oxford University. Aiyanna lives in Asheville, North Carolina where she proudly works for Mountain Xpress, the city’s independent local newspaper.

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