5K for Burlington Student with Rare Cancer

A Burlington High School junior has been diagnosed with a rare form of soft tissue cancer, RMS, and this Friday night, Burlington’s Crapo Park will be glowing for her.

It’s a 5k run that starts at 8pm, with all proceeds going toward Sophia Gawron’s medical bills. Adviser of the event, Christina Link talked to us today about how she’s doing…

“Her spirits are high. She just finished a round of chemo and a round a radiation. Now she’s in her second round of chemo and that will last through September. Her plans are to be back with her classmates for graduation second semester of her senior year, which will be next spring.”

Link says once you show up Friday night, you’ll understand why it’s called a “5k glow run”…

“People will be given at least one glow item and they are more than welcome to purchase anything they want to bring with them. We’re having glow in the dark face paint and we will also line the track with glow in the dark lanterns. Probably our leader, which will be one of our teachers on a motorcycle, we plan to cover him in glow sticks.

There will be a post race awards ceremony with refreshments from RonDaVoo, as well as prizes. You can register at http://www.getmeregistered.com/GlowingGoldRun