Hip Hop 5k/10k

  • 08.25.2018 @ 09:00 AM
  • North Easton, Massachusetts
Emily Cioffi's Fundraising Page
I'm Emily Cioffi, founder and director of the Hip Hop 5K/10K, but most of you know me as Em, or Emi, a daughter, friend, cousin, niece, adaptive athlete, cake decorator, and someone who just can't sit still. I love being out in my community, giving back via my time and talents. Hip dysplasia is just a piece of my very big story, but its also the trigger, the thing that pushed the avalanche into motion if you will.

I was diagnosed when I was 18, and my very first surgery was spring break of my freshman year at college. What a way to start off the next chapter of life! Well, it turns out I would be fighting through multiple surgeries, unknown complications, and permanent disability for the remainder of my college career and beyond. College ended up taking 8 years rather than 4, and I ended up on a completely different path than I could have imagined for myself. I got to the point where I needed a distraction during one of my recoveries while in the hospital and that is where the Hip Hop 5K/10K was born: from a post recovery hip dysplasia patient trying to hold on to hope, wanting to help with the awareness and research efforts of a condition that had completely flipped her life upside down. As it enters its 6th year, race day is just as exhilarating now as it was year one. It has grown to become a community and I am so proud to continue to watch it grow.

Whether you can run, walk, volunteer donate, or just spread the word I would really appreciate it! Every little bit helps our efforts and assists in more stories being success stories!!
Funds Raised
$975 / $3,000 (33%)
Help us get to our goal
Non-Profit Information
About Hip Hop 5k/10k
The Hip Hop 5K/10K was started by hip dysplasia patient Emily Cioffi in 2013 in response to the need for better treatment and awareness of hip dysplasia for patients of all ages; newborns to adults. In the past 5 years it has grown to become a prominent town event in Easton, MA drawing in participants from all over the country. We pride ourselves on an organized registration system, timely start, and an excellent volunteer staff throughout the race course. The road race committee works hard year round to aid in promoting awareness and fundraising to assist Boston Children’s Hospital Orthopaedic Hip Program, and the IHDI in their research to develop better, more efficient methods of diagnosis, as well as less invasive forms of treatment to hopefully minimize the severe physical and mental repercussions of hip dysplasia. As we continue to grow, we hope you will join us to help us reach this years goal of 40,000 and over 600 participants!
Next Steps to Donate or Fundraise
My Donators!
Eileen Alberico
Michael Millis
Jill Millis
Susan Gilbert Sexton
Lisa and Barry Fireman
Good luck to all the walkers!
Claire Sullivan
Mary Davis
Good Luck with your fundraising!!
Cathy Ferrone and Greg Murphy
Roya Dastjerdi
You are admirable!
Andy and Beth Cook
Good luck with your fundraising Em!
Shafik Mutaawe
Claire Sullivan
The Parziales are on your team!
Tony Blake
You go girl!!! Love ya and all you do!!
Kathy & Steve Clark
Megan Chiango
Keara O\'Connor
Good Luck Fundraising, Em! Miss & love you!!
Chris Gammons
I have a conflict, so I cannot race this year...all the best for a wonderful day!!