EDITOR'S NOTE: This report is part of the News Bulletin's ongoing series on cancer-research fundraisers. The newspaper is proud to support Relay For Life Crestview, which will take place April 25 at Shoal River Middle School.
CRESTVIEW — $6,800 is the goal to beat for Davidson Middle School's Relay For Life team.
The group collected that much from last year's Davidson Dash Run for a Cure, a 5K, 10K and kids' fun run in which residents can support cancer research and commemorate those with the disease. This year's event is Feb. 1.
"Just honoring these people (cancer survivors) is where my heart and passion is," race director Daniel Richards said. "We try to put an emphasis on them."
Participants can write loved ones' names on a colorful piece of duct tape and wear it throughout the event, he said.
The Davidson Dash will include door prizes, a silent auction, kids' fun run, inflatable bounce house and refreshments.
Pre-registration entry for the 5K and 10K is $20; late entry and race-day registration cost $25. The kids' fun run is $10. And thanks to sponsors' support, 100 percent of registration fees go to the ACS, Richards said.
This is the sixth year for the event, and there will be more to come.
"I'm not going to stop doing it until we find a cure," Richards said.
WANT TO G0?
WHAT: Davidson Dash Run for a Cure 5K / 10K
WHEN: 8:30 a.m. Feb.1
WHERE: DavidsonMiddle School, 6261 Old Bethel Road, Crestview
COST: Pre-registration entry for the 5K and 10K is $20; late entry and race-day registration cost $25. The kids' fun run is $10.
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