The Happiest 5K Run on Earth
The Happiest 5K Run on Earth
Posted on 2014/01/17

On January 25th, the Glendale Union High School students in our Health Careers Education program will have the opportunity to participate in The Color Run 5K.  This event was orchestrated to bring communities together, promoting healthiness and happiness in the form of a run.  What makes it unique is that at each kilometer racers are doused with colorful paint.  Another remarkable aspect of these runs is the commitment to charitable giving.  Not only does this company partner with the charity known as the Global Poverty Project, but it gives both national and local charities a platform in which to raise awareness, petition possible volunteers, and raise money.

Our students will be running to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis.  This is an inherited chronic disease which affects the lungs and digestive system.  Just a few decades ago, children with this disease rarely survived long enough to enter elementary school.  Today, research and medical advances have increased the average life span to those affected to around age 40.  Researchers hope to cure this disease and Moon Valley is so proud that our HCE students are taking up this cause.  Good luck to our student runners and “May the course be with you.”