Welcome Alexis & Skye!

We recently welcomed two new staff members to our Clinic team! Learn more about Alexis and Skye below and how they will be working with our team at the Clinic.


Alexis McVey, RN, CPN

Alexis joined the Clinic for Special Children in 2021 as a Nurse. In this role, Alexis works within our clinical team to provideexceptional patient care. She organizes and administers immunizations, assists with general patient care, and supports the specialists who volunteer their time to the Clinic.

Learn more about Alexis on her staff page HERE.

Skye Gawn
Development Associate – Operations

Skye joined the Clinic for Special Children in August 2021 as a Development Operations Associate. As the Development Operations Associate, Skye works with the Development Director and development team to execute the strategic goals and objectives for the Clinic’s fundraising program, focusing specifically on donor and institutional data management.

Learn more about Skye on her staff page HERE. 

Register today for the 2021 Clinic for Special Children 5k!


Join us for the 4th annual Clinic for Special Children 5k on Saturday, September 18th from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. presented by Nemours Children’s Health System! Runners, joggers, and walkers are invited to participate in the Clinic for Special Children 5k – a 3.1-mile course along scenic country roads, winding through Lancaster County farmland, venturing past a vineyard, an Amish schoolhouse, and acres of picturesque farms. Strollers and wheelchairs are welcome!

Click on the links below to register online or via a paper application.

   Online Registration           Paper Registration







WHERE The course starts and ends at the Clinic for Special Children, 535 Bunker Hill Road, Strasburg, PA 17579.

TIMES 9:00 a.m. start for 5k race. Kid’s color fun run following the main 5k race. Race day registration for the 5k race & kid’s color fun run will open at 7:45 a.m. and close promptly at 8:45 a.m.

PACKET PICK-UP Friday, September 17 between 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and race day from 7:45 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. at the Clinic for Special Children.

$30 by August 20, includes goody bag and t-shirt (entry & payment must be received by Aug. 20).
$35 after August 20 (including race day), goody bag and t-shirt while supplies last.
$10 Kid’s color fun run for ages 10 & under. Kid’s color run to start after conclusion of main 5k race.

1. You can register online HERE at Pretzel City Sports. Online registration has a nominal service fee & closes at midnight, Wednesday, Sept. 15.
2. Mail registration form & payment toClinic for Special Children, Attn: 5k Registration, PO Box 128, Strasburg, PA 17579. If paying via check, make payable to: Clinic for Special Children.
3. Register in-person on race day. Race day registration will be open at 7:45 a.m. and close promptly at 8:45 a.m.

5k AWARDS Medals will be awarded to the 1st overall male and female finishers. Awards will be given to the top three male and female finishers in the following categories: 14 & under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+.

QUESTIONS Contact us at queries@clinicforspecialchildren.org or call 717-687-9407.

Event will be held rain or shine. No refunds, mailed awards or t-shirts. Results posted on PretzelCitySports.com & photos posted Mon., Sept. 20 on ClinicforSpecialChildren.org. COVID-19 Statement: We will be compliant with current regulations.
Visit this website for updates.


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Thank you to our sponsors!






Dr. Kevin A. Strauss pens chapter in Pediatric Critical Care textbook

The Clinic for Special Children’s Medical Director, Dr. Kevin A. Strauss, penned a chapter in a recently published textbook, Pediatric Critical Care. Dr. Strauss’ chapter covered ‘Metabolic Crises’ and summarized many of his learnings over his 20 years at the Clinic.

The textbook is published by Springer and available for purchase.  The editors for the book are Lucking, S.E., Maffei, F.A., Tamburro, R.F., Zaritsky, A.

To purchase the textbook, please visit HERE.