It didn’t take long for the Colonel Crawford chapter of the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America to decide which foundation to support during its second annual Steps for a Cure 5K run/walk.
The group decided to show support for Colonel Crawford spanish teacher Danielle Clime, who lost her son, Caysen, to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, by naming the Caysen Joseph Clime Foundation this year’s race beneficiary. The foundation was established to benefit SIDS research in honor and memory of its namesake, whose birthday is only a few days removed from this year’s race date.
“We sat there brain storming in the first meeting, and my daughter, Jordan, (the FCCLA president) and I walked in not knowing what to do this year, and within five minutes we knew this was the right one.”
In addition to the 5K, which will be held Saturday, April 19, at the Colonel Crawford Elementary/Intermediate School at 10 a.m., the FCCLA and Leo Club raised money for its cause with a Move-a-thon, featuring a number of inflatables, in the high school gymnasium, bringing in more than $800.
“She was very touched by this,” FCCLA advisor Melanie Studer said of Clime’s reaction to the outpouring of support for the Caysen Jospeh Clime Foundation by her own students.
Last year the Steps for a Cure 5K benefited Alex’s Lemonade Stand, which raises money to fight childhood cancer, and the 5K and Move-a-thon combined brought in roughly $2,800. The Colonel Crawford FCCLA is hopeful this year’s project will raise even more money for SIDS research. Close to 170 people participated in last year’s event.
The 5K course starts at the Elementary/Intermediate School, goes west on to Crestline Road, to Beck Road, then heads back to the school for the finish. Pre-registration ends April 3, and t-shirts will be given to the first 100 entrants. Registration after April 3 is $20. Door prizes will be available, and there will be 12 different age categories. Forms are available on the Colonel Crawford school district’s website under the high school link. For more information, contact Studer at firstname.lastname@example.org.