Davidson Dash raises more than 7K for cancer research (PHOTOS)


From the left, 12-year-old Trey Kolmetz, Anthony Johnson and Jacob Cyrus, 14, run down the final stretch of the Davidson Dash 5K/10K event at Davidson Middle School on Saturday. This year's Dash raised more than $7,000 for the American Cancer Society.

MATTHEW BROWN / News Bulletin
Published: Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 11:00 AM.

Editor's Note: This is a part of the News Bulletin's continuing coverage of Crestview's American Cancer Society Relay For Life fundraisers. Relay For Life is 6 p.m. April 25 at Shoal River Middle School in Crestview.

CRESTVIEW — The American Cancer Society is more than $7,000 closer to a cure following Saturday's Davidson Dash 5K/10K.

"The numbers are not final, but preliminary numbers look like $7,500, give or take $100," event organizer Daniel Richards said.

Nearly 300 participants ran the race or signed up for a silent auction to win door prizes donated by local businesses.

See 38 photos from the event>>

Ultimately, they remembered loved ones and neighbors touched by cancer.

"It's a cause that is near to our hearts," said Crestview resident Suzi Gaszak, who ran with her 13-year-old son, Jonah. "My mom had cancer several years ago and passed away."

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