Students Host 5K Run/Fun Walk for Alex’s Lemonade Stand

by Diane VanDyke

Students in Montgomery County Community College’s Exercise Science and Wellness (ESW) program are holding a Run 5 Save Lives! 5K run/1-mile fun walk on Monday, April 14, to raise money for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer.

Registration starts at noon at the Bell Tower near the Science Center Building, Central Campus, 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell. The registration fee is $5 for students and $10 for faculty, staff and community members. The 5K run around the campus starts at 12:30 p.m. followed by the 1-Mile Fun Walk at 12:40 p.m.

In addition to the 5K run and fun walk, the event will include food concessions, raffles, music and prizes.

For further information, email Anne Livezey at alivezey@mc3.edu. Also, online donations to Alex’s Lemonade Stand can be made at alexslemonade.org/mypage/1113108 or by texting “Lemonade 1113108” to 85944.

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation was started by cancer patient Alexandra “Alex” Scott in 2000 when she wanted to hold a lemonade stand to raise money to help find a cure for children with cancer. Since Alex created that first stand, the Foundation has grown into a national fundraising initiative to support research and help children with cancer.

Run 5 Save Lives! is one of the College’s“50 Acts of Kindness” as part of its 50th anniversary celebration. Throughout 2014, the College’s students, faculty, staff, alumni and supporters are committed organizing 50 acts of community service – one for every year of the College’s existence. To learn more at the College’s 50th anniversary activities, visit mc3.edu/50.

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