Parma races to fight cancer with annual active event
July 20, 2012 by James
The annual ‘Walk/Run for the Pierogies’ race in Parma earlier this month raised $10,000 towards the fight against cancer. The 5K race was held on July 7 at Parma’s Tri-C Western Campus and was sponsored by the Parma City Council.
Sean Brennan, president for the City Council, stated that he had been unsure how the event would turn out this year, as it was only its second year. In spite of the sweltering heat, however, Brennan described the race as “phenomenal”.
Almost 500 individuals participated in the Walk/Run for the Pierogies, with each one receiving a T-shirt. All participants were also given pierogies that were provided by Krakow Diner and Parma’s Little Polish Diner.
Annual community fundraising events such as the this often use banner printing to announce the event or draw attention to specific areas and attractions at the event. Flyer printing and poster printing may also have been used to advertise the fundraiser and raise community awareness.
Awards at the Walk/Run for the Periogies were handed out to the first three female and male racers to finish in each age category. A total of 11 age groups were represented at the race and awards were also given to the three overall top female and male participants.
Parma’s Aaron Apathy, 26, received the award for the top overall male participant. His time in the race was 15:50.7. With a race time of 21:18.7, Jaimie Adams took home the top female runner award. She is 15 years old and lives in Parma Heights.