Thanks to everyone who came out for our 4TH ANNUAL TAYLOR MORRIS GLOW STICK 5K! This year was AMAZING! With all of your help near and far, we were able to raise $10,000 for our nominee winner, Wagner Caldas from the Brazilian 2wins who has a rare form of cancer called, Ewing’s Sarcoma. With your help, we are able to contribute $10,000 towards his chemotherapy bills! More photos and videos coming soon on our Facebook page (Glow Stick 5K Page!).
SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!
ABOUT THE GLOW STICK 5K
The Contest to Win Money
Background Story-- Taylor Morris was born and raised in Cedar Falls. He joined the Navy after high school. During his deployment to Afghanistan, he stepped on an IED resulting becoming an quadruple amputee. The amazing people that make up the Cedar Valley rallied behind him to help at the first annual Glow Stick 5k.
Taylor was humbled by the amount of support he had received and was inspired by the amazing people that make up the Cedar Valley. They wanted to continue this fun event but shift the focus of the event to give back to other inspiring members of the community.
How do we pick the community member that wins ALL the proceeds? We let the community nominate those they find inspiring. We post their story. The week before the race the community votes on which story in most inspirational. The winner receives all the race proceeds!
This is our fourth year putting on the Glow Stick 5K. Each year we have raised more and more money but the only way you could help us raise the money was by actually running the race (your entry fee is the donation). This year, we wanted to allow anyone to donate! If you have a dollar or a million dollars, we encourage you to donate that money to someone who inspires us! Any amount helps!!!!
OFFICIAL GLOW STICK AFTER PARTY!
We are beyond excited to have the Cedar Valley's very own, THE DIPLOMATS!!! Stick around after the race to hear The Diplomats cover some of your FAVORITE tunes LIVE! :) Thanks for donating your time guys!