Fighting Angels Run Sunday benefits nonprofit

Fighting Angels Foundation, a nonprofit organization devoted to raising awareness and funding research for Angelman syndrome, is hosting its second annual 5K Angel Run Sunday, Oct. 18, along the shores of Silver Sands and Fort Trumbull beaches in Milford.

Those who registered in advance may pick up their bibs, chips and goody bags from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily through Saturday, Oct. 17, at the The Greek Spot Cafe and Grill, 726 East Broadway in Milford.

Advance registration is open until Oct. 17 at Race day registration are welcome at 8 a.m. Sunday at The Greek Spot Cafe.

Participant parking is at Silver Sands State Park in Milford. Handicapped parking is available directly in front of the Greek Spot.

Male and female winners will be awarded championship trophies. Runners will receive goodie boxes, T-shirts and complimentary gyros. Music will be provided.

Walkers, joggers with strollers are welcome. No pets are allowed during the race.

“Our mission is to spread our foundation wings and educate people about this rare neuro-genetic disorder, which affects one in 15,000 live births” said Francis Lieto, president of the foundation.

One of the beneficiaries and inspiration for the foundation is Joseph “Joey” Paul Moretti Jr. of Monroe, who was born with Angelman, and is the inspiration for the race and Foundation.

Fighting Angels Foundation Inc. is a charitable organization working to support and fund research and raise awareness of the rare neuro-genetic disorder Angelman Syndrome, as well as serving and protecting the needs of the individuals affected by this disorder.