Relay for Life team 10k, 5k and fun run coming Saturday

Davidson Dash relay for life

Two participants sit while displaying their Davidson Dash Run for a Cure T-shirts at a previous Relay for Life event. The Relay for Life event, set for 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the school, will raise money for the American Cancer Society.

Special to the News Bulletin
Published: Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 11:09 AM.

CRESTVIEW — Crestview and surrounding residents can help raise money for cancer research on Saturday at the 5th Annual Davidson Dash Run for a Cure. The 5K, 10K and 12-and-under fun run events begin at 8:30 a.m. at Davidson Middle School.

Top winners in several categories, particularly for the 5K and 10K races, will receive awards and recognition on the school website, okaloosaschools.com/davidson.

A children's bounce house will be available throughout the event. In addition, Pace Home Depot employees will show kids how to make personalized toolboxes.

The Relay for Life event helps raise money for the American Cancer Society.

Many attendees usually honor a loved one who has died from cancer or currently battles the disease, Daniel Richards, event organizer and seventh-grade life science teacher at Davidson, said.

He his wife, Jennifer, had a scare when their son, Caleb, 6, was diagnosed with child kidney cancer at 4 months old.

"It just turned our worlds upside down," Richards said. "I just couldn't understand how a healthy little boy could be sick all of the sudden."



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