On October 6th fellow residents from Abilene, and even other neighboring towns came together and competed in the 9th annual 5k run for the awareness of breast cancer. Many people competed for prizes. Luke Burlson a freshman here at Abilene went to the race and provided a few words about how he felt the race went and its impact: “I think the run was fun, but also very cold. There was a lot of grown women and men and children who participated. They raised a lot of money, and everyone knew what they were raising money for so that helped.”
Prizes were awarded to top placing male and ferunners, and participation awards were given to the children under the ages of 13. Many kids, parents, and residents of Abilene and other towns competed in this race to help raise awareness for breast cancer. This race was brought together by Impact Sports and Fitness. The race took place at 8 am in the downtown streets of Abilene. There was also a two mile fun walk and a free of charge kids race.
Trinity McMillan a sophomore cheerleader at AHS talked about why she thought the race was impactful: “I think it was impactful, because everyone in the town came together to help raise awareness for people that we know and other people that go through this, so I think it was a very heartwarming thing because people came together to raise money for something that we lose people to every day.” The race all-in-all was such a great way to bring people together to help raise awareness for this world wide disease that impacts so many people.