A Colorful Inspiration

The Poarch Band of Creek Indians Boys & Girls Club in Atmore, AL saw a need within their community and ran with it; literally! This past month, the Club’s T.R.A.I.L. (Together Raising Awareness for Indian Life) Diabetes Prevention program got their community moving by sponsoring a color run. The event was held as a fundraiser in honor of 15 year old, Denver S. who is a member of the Club’s teen center. Denver has been diagnosed with a type of cancer that affects his nervous system called neuroblastoma. Proceeds of the event were donated to Denver and his family to help with the medical care that is needed.

A grand total of 293 runners participated in the 2-mile run to benefit Denver. Throughout the course, participants were covered in color as they dashed through various check points. This event instilled a positive mindset of being active in those who participated. Instead of relating words such as “exhausting” and “never ending” with running and moving about, participants found that it can be fun and even inspiring! The Club hopes to make the run an annual event with a different charitable cause benefiting from the occasion each time. What a great way to bring awareness to the T.R.A.I.L. program, get active, and help those in the community!

Photo credit: The Poarch Band of Creek Indians (2014).

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