On Nov. 18, the West Virginia School of Medicine (WVSOM) Pediatrics Club students will sponsor a 5K race called The Turkey Trot on the campus of the school to benefit the B+ Foundation.
Designed to kick off the holiday season as a great family activity, including a children’s fun run, participants are encouraged to dress up and join WVSOM students for a morning of children’s crafts, a hot cocoa bar, and a refreshing fall run in support of a great cause. Face painting, seasonal crafts and family fun is guaranteed!
The Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation honors the life of Andrew McDonough, a 14-year-old athlete and “A” student from Wilmington, DE, who battled leukemia, septic shock and complications of childhood cancer for 167 days before passing away on July 14, 2007. Andrew’s B+ blood type became his family’s and friends’ motto throughout his fight against childhood cancer – to “Be Positive” – as a reflection of how he lived his life and how he inspired others to do the same.
The B+ Foundation is about Kids Helping Kids Fight Cancer to raise money to provide financial and emotional support to families of children with cancer nationwide. The B+ Foundation also funds critical, cutting-edge childhood cancer research.
The Turkey Trot race start time is 8 a.m., with a day of race registration time of 7:30 a.m.
Participants are encouraged join the fun and meet up at the WVSOM Student Center by 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 18. Preregistration cost is $20 (contact firstname.lastname@example.org), day of race registration is $25, and $5 for the children’s fun run (5-10 years of age)