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Boldon Names Pinky Swear Foundation as Drake Road Races Official Charity

DES MOINES, Iowa – Blake Boldon, the first-year director of the Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee, named the Pinky Swear Foundation as the Drake Road Races official charity for the Run for a Cause program on Tuesday, March 28. The Pinky Swear Foundation is a 501c(3) not-for-profit committed to helping children with cancer and their families by responding to the immediate crisis facing families with a childhood cancer diagnosis.

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After the money was given away, Mitch made his dad Steve, promise with a pinky swear that after he was gone he would continue to help children and their families. It’s this pinky swear promise that has shaped the mission of the Pinky Swear Foundation: To help children with cancer and their families with financial and emotional support. 

The Chanhassen family behind the Pinky Swear Foundation


The Chepokas family continues to fulfill a promise to their late son by caring for families facing pediatric cancer.

What began as a Chanhassen family’s commitment to their child has grown into a national organization. It comes as no surprise to the Chepokases. “I always believed in my heart of hearts it would [grow],” Becky Chepokas says.


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