The 2nd Annual Be Johnathan Strong 5K Run/Walk was greeted with great weather, awesome volunteers, elite guests, fantastic community support, friends, family and so much more. It is with great joy that I confirm our community race a success! To every volunteer, board member, vendor, food truck, in-kind gift, donation large and small, thank you. To our sponsors The YMCA, Celanese Chiropractic Health Performance, Woodforest Bank, Helen Adams Realty, Rock Hill Gymnastics, Phoenix Physical Therapy, Desira Tech, Pitters Accounting & Tax Professionals, The Goddard School, Audible Coaching and Consulting and Alpha Commission thank you for your unwavering support. This race could not have been possible without you. I would also like to add a very special thank you to Erin Sweem of M&R Printing for our wonderful event shirts and NFL Players Nate Salley (Carolina Panther), Ruvell Martin (Green Bay Packer) and Hilee Taylor (Carolina Panther) for their guest appearance during the Run/Pass/Play portion of the event. The fun and smiles you all provided our community were incredible and we look forward to working with you all again soon.
The Be Johnathan Strong 5K Run/Walk is Melanated Melon’s flagship event that allows our organization to get in front of the community and serve in a real way. The love we experienced while our son was transitioning sparked something within me to do more. With that motivation around me, prayer and a supportive husband by my side, I stepped out on faith, not only to support my own grief journey but to say in one loud communal voice CANCER SUCKS! So, thank you from the bottom of my heart for meeting the moment Fort Mill and surrounding areas. You all are the best kind of people and I cannot wait to see how we turn South Carolina gold in support of our kids and families experiencing this frustrating disease. #southcaroliniansCANCERve
So you missed the race. That’s okay, there are plenty of ways to be apart of the ripple Melanated Melon is creating. Our community needs your time, talent, and/or treasures. Contact Kathryn Martin at bejohnathanstrong@