Sweet Briar College business students will host “Run For Your Life,” a 5K zombie run from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, at the College. Proceeds from the event benefit the Jennifer Hunter Yates Sarcoma Foundation.
Entry fees are $30 for non-SBC participants and $20 for Sweet Briar students, faculty and staff. All ages are welcome to run, but some portions of the event may be frightening, so please exercise caution when registering children. Entrants who pre-register by emailing [email protected] or at sbc.edu/runforyourlife/ will be guaranteed a “Run For Your Life” T-shirt. Registration will also take place at the event at the same cost, but shirts are not guaranteed.
The zombie run is organized by students in the Business Seminar I class — formerly known as the management lab — with support from professors and community businesses. In an effort to facilitate experiential learning, the seminar requires students to create, plan and coordinate events. Students selected the Jennifer Hunter Yates Sarcoma Foundation in honor of Sweet Briar student and Lynchburg native Claire Shaw (class of 2015), who graduated from E.C. Glass High School in 2011. This summer, Shaw was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma, a rare form of cancer affecting the bone and soft tissues of the body. Shaw is currently in Boston for treatment.
The Jennifer Hunter Yates Sarcoma Foundation is dedicated to helping families who are battling sarcoma illnesses in many ways. According to the website, donations are used to conduct “drug trials, sarcoma conferences, or other research at [Massachusetts General Hospital] involving sarcoma,” to help pair current patients with survivors in hopes of sharing inspiration and motivation, and to provide financial support to families so they can stay with loved ones who are undergoing treatment. To learn more, please visit jenniferhunteryatessarcomafoundation.org. Donations of any amount to the foundation will be accepted during the event.
Sweet Briar College is located at 134 Chapel Road, Sweet Briar, VA 24595. For more information about the event, please contact Grace Griffin at [email protected] or (409) 457-7050, or visit the “Run For Your Life” Facebook page.