Run for John – MISA ME Session Giveaway


HELP IS NEEDED FRIENDS! If you have ever hoped to win a FREE photo session with yours truly, please read this post and see how you can help an incredible cause and be eligible to win!

On April 28, 2012, a very dear friend, John Paul Petrovick, passed away after fighting a courageous battle with brain cancer. He spent 28 incredible years bringing so much life to anyone who crossed his path.

I was blessed to befriend John throughout my high school and college years. And while my more recent memories of John are overwhelmed by his battle with cancer, I choose to remember him in a different light. I remember him by the hug I would always receive when our close knit group of high school friends reunited. I remember him for the non-stop, tear-inducing laughter he brought to a room. I remember him for his motivation, his tenacity, and his inspiration. John never asked to be a hero to his friends and family but he truly is a real life Superman to us all.

As you can imagine, his passing greatly affected so many of all ages. Those amazing individuals have done everything in their power to continue his battle against cancer through fundraising efforts. After all, as John always said, “Inside All of Us is Hope!”

An annual 5K (3.1 mile) run/walk has been created in John’s honor. This run/walk will be held on Sunday, April 28, 2013 in Baltimore City. All funds raised will go directly to charity.

HERE is an inspirational video of John preparing for a 1/2 marathon during his battle with cancer.

So far, over 100+ individuals (including my husband and I!) have signed up to be a part of John’s army of runners (and walkers!). This will be my first organized race EVER! I want to do everything in my power to help that number reach 200!!


Here’s how it works…

Step 1: Sign up for the John Petrovick Memorial 5K HERE (Race entries MUST be after 3/12/13 to be entered into the MISA ME lottery!) – OR- Make a donation HERE (Donations must be a minimum of $35 and made on or after 3/12/13).

Step 2: Leave a comment on this post, notifying me that you have entered.

Step 3: Forward a copy of your email “Order Confirmation for John Petrovick Memorial 5K”  or a copy of your email donation confirmation to — You will receive an email confirmation after officially signing up for the race and/or making a donation in Step 1.

Step 4: Your name will be entered into the lottery to win a free session — family, portrait or couple! — Winner will be announced on Monday, April 29, 2013!

Here is what you will win…

(1) complimentary portrait, couple or family (up to 6 members) photo session with MISA ME

(1.5) hours of photography at a location in Anne Arundel County, Maryland

Final images (edited and enhance by MISA ME) from your session on a CD with printing permissions — THIS IS MAJOR!


*Session must be scheduled at least one month in advance and completed before November 29, 2013. Prize may not be applied towards wedding photography coverage and/or boudoir photography. Prize may not be applied towards sessions that have already been booked with MISA ME for 2013.

If you have been inspired by this story and cause and feel like you can spare one little Sunday please, please PLEASE sign up for this race! To everyone that does sign up or sends in a donation, please know that your generosity will help be an answer to the prayers of so many battling cancer every minute.



  • Buffy - March 12, 2013 - 4:37 pm

    Every day I am touched by the generosity if John’s friends. Thank you for the beautiful tribute.
    I will see you on the 28th.
    All the best.
    Buffy (John ‘s mom)

  • Jeanne - March 14, 2013 - 7:08 am

    I donated! What a great cause!

  • Sara - March 14, 2013 - 9:09 am

    Signed up!

  • Lori - March 14, 2013 - 11:42 am

    Anthony and I are glad to help carry on John’s legacy. We will see you on the 28th!

  • Sarah - March 18, 2013 - 8:11 am

    I donated to this worthy cause, thank you so much for sharing John’s touching story!

  • Aidanora - March 18, 2013 - 2:42 pm

    I signed up for the race! See you there 🙂

  • Katie Latonick - March 19, 2013 - 7:55 am

    Just signed up for the race….I can’t wait!!

  • Amy - March 20, 2013 - 6:23 pm

    Thanks for sharing this run with the Spalding community!! Looking forward to it!

    Amy Hennessy

  • Graig - April 9, 2013 - 7:22 am

    My girlfriend Ali and I just signed up for the race. She’ll be running. I’ll be the guy in the arm sling!

  • Carly - April 10, 2013 - 5:18 pm

    What an amazing cause! Looking forward to running in memory of John on the 28th!

  • Sara & Jeff » MISA ME Photography - November 1, 2013 - 7:32 am

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