Increasing the awareness of asthma, generating funds to support asthma education for children and remembering a
The event begins at 9 a.m., Saturday, October 8th, at the Raymond J. Courter College Park Pavilion, just west of Bearcat Stadium on the Northwest campus. The registration fee is $20 for adults and $10 for students and children. Each participant will receive a T-shirt, participation medal and complimentary brunch and will be eligible to participate in a raffle.
Participants may register the morning of the event, beginning at 8 a.m., or in advance by visiting www.runforjennifer.com or contacting Tim Shaw at 816.806.9840.
Members of Northwest’s Phi Mu sorority are once again playing a significant role in organizing the event and will assist on race day. In addition, representatives from Children’s
Jennifer Shaw Suhr, who cherished being a mother and wife, led an active and healthy lifestyle. She enjoyed running, water skiing, playing softball and bicycling, was a member of Phi Mu sorority and graduated from Northwest in 1992. However, in December 2000 she died as a result of asthma, a disease she had battled her entire life. At the time of her death, she left behind a husband,
“By planning and participating in the upcoming event, those of us who knew Jennifer have the opportunity to reminisce about the special times we had with her, and that keeps her spirit alive,” said Tim Shaw, Jennifer’s brother and one of the event organizers. “At the same time, we realize not everyone taking part in the 5K knew Jennifer, so we hope to bring awareness and educate others on how deadly this disease can be.”
Sponsors of the Jennifer Shaw Suhr 5K Memorial Run/Walk include
Last year’s 3rd Annual event attracted ~200 participants and raised more than $6,000, all of which was donated to Children’s
For additional information, contact Tim Shaw at email@example.com or 816.806.9840.