The 13th Annual Matty Fund's 5k Run/Walk and Matty's Mighty Dash for Epilepsy will be held on Saturday, May 23 at Quonset Business Park, in memory of Matty Siravo. Matty was a happy child with a contagious smile. Due to complications of a prolonged seizure, Matty passed on Mother's Day of 2003, at the age of 5.

Registration for the road race will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the first 300 5k registrants will receive a free Dri-Fit shirt. Matty's Mighty Dash will kick-off at 10 a.m. and participants will receive medals and t-shirts. This is a family-friendly event with activities for children including an antique fire truck ride and face painting. The run/walk will begin at 10:30 a.m., and male and female overall winners will receive a cash prize. Post-race festivities will commence around 11 a.m. with a buffet-style BBQ at Fat Belly's Pub in Quonset. Last year's road race attracted nearly 1,000 participants!

Register online at For further inquiries feel free to contact the Matty Fund Resource Center located in Wakefield at 401-789-7330, or visit their website at