Geoff and Dana Beringer began the Myles M. Beringer Foundation in January 1999 after the sudden death of their toddler son from a heart arrhythmia. The foundation is supported by the annual Miles for Myles Family Fun Run/Walk that takes place each year on the third Saturday in May near the birth date of their son.
The 19th run will take place this weekend. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Saturday at the Rowayton Community Center in Norwalk. Welcome announcements begin at 8:30, followed by the official starting gun at 9.
This year partial proceeds will be awarded to two local organizations: KEYS Music and STAR Inc., Lighting the Way. KEYS brings instrument lessons and group music instruction to underprivileged children.
STAR, based in Norwalk, helps individuals who have intellectual and developmental disabilities in Darien, Norwalk, New Canaan, Westport, Wilton and Weston.
Register at milesformyles.org.