Race 4 An Angel is a
USATF Certified 5K, featuring a 5k Race/Walk and Kids Fun Run. This annual community event honoring Raelyn
Williams Reny raises funds for the Maine Children's Cancer Program.
October, 2009 by loving friends, Race 4 an Angel honors the remarkable
strength, courage, love and kindness of Raelyn Reny. With graceful fortitude, Raelyn touched more
souls in her 32 years than most could ever aspire to do. Raelyn was a cancer survivor many times over,
and was deeply grateful for the care she received and friendships she formed
with the Maine Childrens Cancer Program.
Reny, grew up and resided in South Portland Maine. She was a wife, a mom, a
daughter, a sister, an aunt, a god-mother, a cousin, and a friend. She was
diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma when she was 15, and received chemotherapy
and other treatments, two bone marrow transplants and two hip replacements. She
was a 17-year survivor of cancer, and was in remission for six years. Raelyn
passed away in July, 2009.
Raelyn inspired all
who knew her with her courage and warmed the hearts of all she knew with a hug
and a smile. She was widely known for her work with children and for her
commitment and loyalty to her family. She is survived by her husband, and a
son, as well as a large extended family.