I Drive Your Truck…or Lawson’s Horses :)

Some of Lawson’s friends and fellow riders have the opportunity to ride Lawson’s horses with the same passion and excitement as when Lawson rode. Check out this awesome video created by Alyssia Martin sharing special moments riding Lawson’s horses.

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Lawson Mayfield Unites a Community – The Chronicles of The Horse

A very talented journalist, who conducted extensive interviews and research, learned of Lawson’s gifts that she continues to give to us all. We are so fortunate to have Mollie Bailey with The Chronicles of The Horse write a beautiful article about Lawson’s story, the Mayfield family’s devotion to Lawson and a special lesson about giving. This write-up gave us a new perspective on Lawson’s equestrian talents and presence within the horse community. What a gift to have this article and to enjoy this many years later…thank you, Mollie for your detail in capturing this story. Thank you, Cathy and Emory Mayfield, for your continued generosity and support for Lawson’s impactful cause.

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Love for Lawson’s Oliver

One of Lawson’s special horses, Oliver, is now as equally loved by a beautiful rider, Hayley Anderson, as he was loved by Lawson. We recently received this touching video sharing the joy Oliver brings to Hayley. We know Lawson would love seeing this video…Oliver and Hayley.

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Gingermantra covers Run For Lawson

Run for Lawson was featured Monday, Sept. 30, on Gingermantra, an inspirational health and fitness blog geared toward runners of all levels. We’re excited to be garnering such positive attention and can’t wait to have Ms. Tammy Means at next year’s run! Read the full blog here.

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Cathy Mayfield Featured on WCTV’s “In The Spotlight”

We are so glad we got to talk with Art Meyers on WCTV’s In The Spotlight and speak about this year’s Run For Lawson benefit run! View the full interview here.










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411 Teen Speaks with Cathy Mayfield About Bacterial Meningitis and Run For Lawson

“It was such a life altering event that we just really wanted other people – other families, other teens, young adults and other parents – to benefit from our tragedy so that maybe we could help someone else and maybe we could keep that from happening to someone else’s family.” – Cathy Mayfield

Cathy Mayfield spoke with Dr. Liz Holifield on 411 Teen and Dr. Tameka Funny from the Southeastern Center for Infectious Disease about methods to prevent bacterial meningitis contraction and the upcoming Run For Lawson.

“It happens very quickly,” said Dr. Tameka Funny about bacterial meningitis. “The symptoms come on very quickly. They sometimes only have symptoms for hours before they become very, very ill.”

Still not vaccinated? “Leon County Health Department offers the meningococcal {meningitis} vaccine free to anyone 18 years or younger,” reminds Cathy. “They will give anyone a booster [and] the regular vaccination, and it’s free to anyone who is 18 years or younger.”

411 Teen is a locally produced Tallahassee program created with teen input for a teenage audience. Guests provide insights into topics that concern adolescents and enlightened young people with programs focused on eating disorders, health topics and dating, to name a few.

Listen to the full interview here.


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Run For Lawson Attracts Two World-Class Marathon Runners

We are honored to announce that Run For Lawson will have two accomplished 10k participants joining us on the pristine course of Holy Comforter Episcopal School and Welaunee Plantation this Saturday!

Andrea Duffy and Julie Miller have qualified for the prestigious Boston and New York Marathons, respectively. Aside from Run For Lawson, Julie is preparing for a run with the Women’s Sports Foundation team on November 3rd in New York City. Meanwhile, Andrea is currently training to run for the American Liver Foundation this coming April in Boston.

Both women have special, personal ties to Lawson and we could not be more excited to have them running alongside us this weekend. We can’t wait to see how their race times will compare with last year’s winners:

2012 Overall 5k Race Results

First Place: Gary Droze {18:28.5}

Second Place: Duane Evans {20:36.6}

Third Place: Bryce Cole {20:53.4}


2012 Overall 10k Race Results

First Place: Tony Guillen {39:31.8}

Second Place: Geb Kiros {41:36.1}

Third Place: Paul Guyas {41:48.1}


We hope you have been warming up and training, Tallahassee – this competition looks fierce! See you at #RFL2013 on Saturday!

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Cathy Mayfield Returns to ABC News at Sunrise

It was wonderful to sit back down with Abbey Mauer on ABC-WTXL News at Sunrise and speak about this year’s Run For Lawson benefit run! View the full interview here.





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Run For Lawson Teams Up With Leon County Schools

The countdown to Run for Lawson has begun! Less than two weeks until Tallahassee runners of every age dust off their sneakers for our third annual benefit run on Sept. 28 at 8 a.m. Participants will enjoy a winding, cross-country course that spans across Holy Comforter Episcopal School and the stunning Welaunee Plantation grounds.

Similar to previous years, proceeds raised will benefit the National Meningitis Association and contribute to raising local awareness about bacterial meningitis prevention. But this year’s race has a new twist – in an effort to bring attention to the need for meningitis booster vaccinations between the ages of 16 and 21, and with support and direction from Leon County School Board Superintendent Jackie Pons and Divisional Director of Professional Standards Dr. T. Alan Cox, The Lawson Mayfield Memorial Foundation is teaming up with Leon County Schools to increase awareness and education about meningitis prevention. In addition to distributing promotional and educational materials, the foundation will be awarding cash prizes to the top three schools with the highest attendance at Run For Lawson.

So what are you waiting for? If you love running, supporting great causes and can’t wait to win cash prizes for your school, register as a runner today!

Athletics not your thing? Register to volunteer at the third annual Run for Lawson.

Won’t be in Tallahassee for the race but still want to contribute? Click here to learn more about sponsorship opportunities!

We’ll see you on the 28th!

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Time to start warming up – Run For Lawson is around the corner!

It’s almost the fall and that means it’s time to start getting back into shape because the third annual Run For Lawson benefit is Saturday, September 28, 2013!

The event will start with the One Mile Fun Run at 8 a.m., followed by the 5k and 10k runs at 8:30 a.m. Awards are given in both overall and age groups after everyone completes one (5k) or two (10k) loops around the scenic course.

Over the last two years, our 2,000 Run For Lawson participants have helped us to raise $70,000 for the National Meningitis Association. We are striving to increase those numbers this year with the help of the entire community including participants, sponsors, donors and volunteers, so help us to spread the word about bacterial meningitis!

Pre-registration is open until September 26th at the price of $20 per adult and $15 per youth. After September 26th, registration fees will increase to $25. Event t-shirts are available to order before September 22nd for an additional $5 fee.

Continue to check the website for further updates and information on the Run For Lawson event. Also make sure that you’re following us on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest for new race updates, healthy recipes, and advice to help get you ready to Run For Lawson!

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