By Emily Lorenz, Free-Lance Reporter
The DGS Key Club sponsored the first ever Sprint for Spastics 5K run/walk on April 7. The 5K helped raise money for the Spastics Paralysis Research Foundation and over $2,500 was raised for the foundation.
DGS Key Club had helped the foundation since 1980 by having small fundraisers at school and donating the money.
The foundation helps fund YMCA Camp Independence, a camp for children with Spastics Paralysis, the in ability to control mustle movement, to learn how to be more independent in their everyday lives. The foundation also helps fund research and aids families who have children with this condition.
The experience was a “feel good event” and it was good to see “kids wanting to do something good,” Key Club advisor and counselor Amy Klug said about the overall outcome of the race.
The Girls Varsity soccer team all went out to support the cause by either running in the 5K or volunteering with the water stands.
Senior and Varsity soccer player Caroline Porlier said “it felt good helping” and that she was glad the money raised was going to the Spastics Paralysis Research Foundation. According to Porlier, this foundation is a worthy cause to fund because they “need research,” Porlier said.
“By informing the public, they’ll be educated on this disease and funds will help the organization do more research toward this [cause],” sophomore and volunteer for the event, Ann Elapunkal said.