By Jill Fox
There’s a fun way to achieve a fitness goal while helping to support an important organization.
Make Our Schools Safe is hosting a virtual run during the weekend of June 27, where participants can choose between a distance of 1-mile, 5K, or 10K and encouraged to either run or walk at whatever speed is comfortable in whatever location they choose.
Created in honor of Alyssa Alhadeff, who was killed in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre, Make Our Schools Safe’s goal is working to ensure the safety of students and school employees.
The idea for the virtual run came from Jadyn Turner, Alyssa’s cousin. Turner, a sophomore, is also the president of the Make Our Schools Safe club at Nyack Senior High School in New York.
According to founder Lori Alhadeff, Turner is organizing the event to honor her daughter Alyssa and help keep her memory alive.
The $25 registration fee includes a Run for School Safety t-shirt. Before the race, a form will be released so participants can submit their time.
Lori said runners should wear their shirts during the event, post pictures and tag Make Our School Safe and #run4schoolsafety.
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- Jill Fox is an Emmy Award-winning writer and producer. She has worked on the public relations side as well as the television side of marketing for NBC Universal. A true Floridian, Fox grew up in Ormond Beach and earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Advertising from the University of Miami. During college, Fox enjoyed working at Walt Disney World. She loves living in Parkland with her husband, Brian and their two children, Madden, 10 and Randi, 6.