Over $700 was raised as a result of the Adventist Community Services of Greater Washington walkathon last Sunday morning. After a dismal, rainy two days, participants in the walkathon, which was held at Washington Adventist University (Takoma Park Md.), were greeted with sunshine and crisp, fall air. Thanks to a fortuitous break in the weather during the morning hours only, participants chose to run or walk a 5K or 10K through Sligo Creek Park.
Residents near the university, WAU students, ACSGW friends, family and local Adventist church members made the event a success through their support and enjoyed their healthy morning exercise. Snacks, water and T-shirts were provided as well as a first aid station with nursing students checking blood pressure. Trophies were awarded to those who completed the route the quickest. The money raised will help support ACSGW programs for low-income families in the community.
WAU ACSGW student interns, Jenny Matias and Cindy Ascencio, spent weeks organizing the event with the assistance of ACSGW staff and volunteers. WAU provided the first aid station and, of course, the location. Sponsors were Cornerstone Community Counseling, Walgreen’s and Mark’s Kitchen. Jenny and Cindy also conducted a successful clothing drive for ACSGW last Spring at the University.
– Written by Alicia Tucker