Please join us on Saturday, May 19th as we celebrate the 20th annual Miles for Myles 5K Run/Walk event in Rowayton held in memory of our eldest son. For the last 20 years on the third weekend in May, our local community of families and friends have come together to run, walk and celebrate our son’s birthday, his life and legacy on Rowayton’s coastal roads that he loved to walk, run and ride his bicycle.  Myles was a beautiful child who brought the gifts of compassion, courage, tenacity, adaptability, resilience, hope, faith, and most importantly, love without boundaries into our lives. Many of you may remember our little boy who so easily made the simple gesture of putting his hand in yours. We’re asking you to join us and come together one last time for our final event after 20 years of community giving and creating change in so many wonderful ways.

  

The Myles M. Beringer Foundation was established back in January 1999 after Myles’ sudden death from a heart arrhythmia.  Since its establishment, the foundation has raised $415,000.00 and has directly funded local projects to improve the lives of children, serves to advance pediatric cardiac research at Yale New Haven Hospital, and provide scholarships to exemplary high school seniors based on honesty, integrity, sportsmanship and leadership. In addition to these annual gifts, we have also funded so many important local initiatives highlighted below:

2004

$10,000.00

Rowayton Elementary for improved science curriculum

2005

$10,000.00

Rowayton Library children’s computer kiosk center

2006

$10,000.00

Rowayton All Volunteer Fire Department

2007

$10,000.00

Devon’s Place playground for children with special needs

2008

$10,000.00

CT State Grant to preserve Farm Creek open nature area

2009

$10,000.00

 

 

 

$1,000.00

Johns Hopkins in honor of Isabella Kurek, a kindergartner in Norwalk diagnosed with SMA, a degenerative disease of increasing muscle weakness and destruction of nerve cells leading to paralysis and death.  Sadly, Isabella passed away, yet we hope to bring more awareness to this disease and fund research and development toward a cure.

 

Annual grant to SMA Foundation established for research and development towards a cure in Isabella’s honor

2010

$10,000.00

Local high school senior scholarships

2011

$2,500.00

Memorial Scholarship for Annie Curtin awarded to Pender Keady, Academy of Irish Dance.

2012

$2,000.00

Grants awarded to junior Art and Music scholarships

2013

$10,000.00

Grant awarded to Norwalk Children’s Foundation

2014

$5,000.00

Grant awarded to BMHS Success Fund

2015

$2,500.00

$1,000.00

Grant awarded to BMHS Drama

Rowayton Civic Association

2016

$2,500.00

$2,000.00

Grant to IKF-SMA Foundation to provide medical equipment to SMA Patient

Grant awarded to Norwalk City Hall Music Festival

2017

$10,000.00

$5,000.00

$1,000.00

Grant awarded to KEYS Music Bridgeport, CT

Grant awarded to STAR Inc. of Norwalk

JAM Norwalk funding

 

REGISTER FOR THE RUN/WALK EVENT BY CLICKING THIS LINK:  https://register.chronotrack.com/r/39483


Together, in Myles’ honor and fond memories, we have made an enormous impact on our community.  Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to help continue our efforts and further the important work of charitable giving in our community.  None of this would be possible without your love, friendship and support!