Amy Thompson
ABOUT THE

MEMORIAL DAY RUN

The first Memorial Day run was held in 1988 and honored Amy Thompson, a remarkable young woman whose courage, forgiveness and will to live gave hope to all affected by brain injury.

Amy was shot in an attempted robbery on Halloween night 1986. Her injuries were devastating, but her will to live was even greater. For more than three years, Amy fought to live a full life despite having a brain injury. After Amy’s unexpected death in 1989, her friends and family, along with BIAKS, maintained the run as a testament to her spirit of hope. She was an inspiration to everyone who knew her.

In 2018 the Memorial Day Run was renamed Going the Distance for Brain Injury. The run continues as a tribute to the courage and determination of individuals who’ve been affected by a brain injury. Each year a different honoree is chosen to represent the same traits that Amy Thompson demonstrated. The 2019 honoree isSteve Zink.

For a list of past honorees click here.

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Reaching Out

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2019 HONOREE

Steve Zink

His resilience, amazing attitude and big heart make Steve a winner in life and a deserving Honoree for the 2019 Going the Distance for Brain Injury Run.

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ABOUT BIAKS

A Nonprofit 

Brain Injury Association of Kansas and Greater Kansas City (BIAKS) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, whose mission is to improve the quality of life for those affected by brain injury.

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ABOUT THE

MEMORIAL DAY RUN

The first Memorial Day run was held in 1988 and honored Amy Thompson, a remarkable young woman whose courage, forgiveness and will to live gave hope to all affected by brain injury.

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