DOWNERS GROVE – The Downers Grove South High School Key Club will host its sixth annual Mustang Trot 5K Run/Walk to benefit the LUNGevity Foundation on April 8.
Race registration is $25 for adults and $20 for students. Race participants can register online or by mailing in a form to South High Key Club by April 5. Credit cards can only be used for online registration, according to a Community High School District 99 news release.
Community members who do not want to participate in the run can still make a donation to LUNGevity, the release stated.
The race begins at 9 a.m., with packet pickup and registration starting at 8 a.m.
In 2017, Key Club’s Mustang Trot raised $6,000 for Special Olympics Illinois.
For the 2017-18 school year, the Downers Grove South student body voted to support the LUNGevity Foundation as its philanthropy project. One reason the students chose this organization was to honor Eileen Moroney, the school’s Fine Arts Department secretary, who was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer, according to the release.
“South High students want to make a difference for those who are battling with lung cancer, in honor of Mrs. Moroney’s battle and victory,” Student Activities Director Jennifer Martinez said in the release. “Through several community events, the students have already raised more than $5,000. We look forward to exceeding our $10,000 goal with the addition of money raised from the Mustang Trot.”
The Mustang Trot is seeking donations from local businesses and corporations. For more information on sponsorship opportunities, contact Amy Klug at email@example.com.
Packet pickup and runner/walker check-in, as well as the raffle and awards ceremony, will take place by the Mustang statue outside the school's’s west events entrance. The race will begin and end directly in front of the school by the bus lot.