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Race For Hope

Dear Family, Friends and Associates of Howard Homes:

It is with much heartache that we write this year’s race letter. In past years, John himself wrote to update each of you on his health status. Every year he was very optimistic as he resiliently fought and defied the recurrences of meningiomas, a type of brain tumor. Sadly, after a prolonged illness John passed away on Tuesday, March 19, 2019.

John fought hard for 16 long years. He has been involved with the Race for Hope for 15 years and took pride in the annual event. Since 2004 he and his daughter, Lucia, along with devoted members of Team Howard Homes, raised tens of thousands of dollars dedicated to finding a cure for brain tumors. John will always be remembered for his reputable business ethics, calm demeanor, quick wit, courageous attitude, and persistent strength.

We will continue to honor John’s memory and participate in the 2019 Race for Hope 5k. We hope that you will join us, for our 15th annual event on Sunday, May 5, 2019, in Washington, D.C.

Please consider joining our team or making a monetary contribution. The proceeds from the race go directly to the National Brain Tumor Society and Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure to directly fund research for brain tumors and cancer. Every day, people’s lives are affected by the diagnosis of a brain tumor. While I realize we are all facing challenging economic times, help us in our fight against brain tumors! When you make a tax deductible donation (no matter how big or small) 100% of the proceeds go toward the treatment, research, and the cure of brain tumors.

This year there are several ways YOU can make a difference:

  • You may make a monetary donation and/or participate in the event by joining our team. We hope that some of you will reach out to your friends and family to participate, either physically or financially, in this year’s race. Every dollar counts and there is no such thing as a small donation. The dollars collected through this race and similar events, have transformed the lives of so many brain tumor patients and their families.

  • You can register as a Virtual Runner, and help us raise additional donations if you are unable to join us on race day in Washington, DC.

  • Or... if you’re in the DC area, we ask that you join us for the for the 2019 Race for Hope 5k on Sunday, May 5, 2019 in Washington, DC, as we walk (or run) for a cure for brain tumors and brain cancer! This is an annual tradition for our family and Howard Homes, with each year being even more memorable than the last. Why not make a weekend of it and enjoy the sights and sounds of our nation’s capital. We look forward to seeing you at the race!

Thank you in advance for your continued support. Below are the details for joining our team and instructions on making a donation. Together, we can make this year's race our best ever.

Warm Regards,

Team Howard Homes


How to Join Team Howard Homes:
To join us in Washington, DC, you will need to register online. Our team name is Howard Homes. To register visit (if you have participated in the past you will be able to log in without having to fill in your personal information again). If this is your first time participating, click on the button marked "Register" and then click on "Join a Team." Continue to follow the online instructions. If you have any difficulties please feel free to contact Lucia Patrone or Desiree Pinto of Howard Homes. Contact information is provided below.

Lucia Patrone / Phone: 301-502-0507 /
Desiree Pinto (Howard Homes) / Phone: 610-797-8799 /

How to Donate to Team Howard Homes:
You may donate online by visiting Click on the tab marked "Donate," and click on the link to "Donate to a Team." Make sure you press "Select a Team" and type in our team name, Howard Homes. Continue by following the online instructions.

Should you feel uncomfortable submitting credit card information via online, please feel free to use the attached donation form. You may either mail the form and donation directly to Race for Hope DC at the address provided or mail the form and donation to the Howard Homes office at 203 East Emmaus Ave., Allentown, PA 18103. We will forward all contributions to NBTS & ABCC.

Thank you for your continued support!!

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