DARIEN, Conn. — When their beloved toddler Myles died suddenly from a heart arrhythmia, Geoff and Dana Beringer took a proactive step to improve the lives of all children through the Myles M. Beringer Foundation.
Formed in 1999, the organization has raised more than $376,000 to support everything from pediatric cancer research at Yale School of Medicine to a scholarship in Irish dance to donations to the Rowayton Fire Department.
And this month, you can help by taking part in the 19th annual Miles for Myles Family 5K Run/Walk to be held May 20 at the Rowayton Community Center.
Registration opens at 8 a.m., with the official starting fun at 9 a.m.
Part of this year’s proceeds will be awarded to Star Inc. and KEYS Music Program in Bridgeport.
STAR, Inc. Lighting the Way is a not-for-profit celebrating its 65th anniversary of serving individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, as well as providing support services to families in Darien, Norwalk, New Canaan, Westport, Wilton and Weston.
KEYS Music — or Kids Empowered By Your Support — brings one-to-one instrument lessons and group music instruction to underserved children in Bridgeport. Begun in 2004 in a hallway at Columbus School, the program now serves about 600 students a year in 20 Bridgeport schools.
Register online at www.milesformyles.org, where you can also read more about the organization and funds it has raised and awarded over the years.