Dash for Drew Saturday in Greencastle

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot

The seventh annual Dash for Drew, to be held Saturday, Nov. 10 at Greencastle-Antrim High School. The Dash for Drew is a family-friendly 2-mile race/fun run/walk for all ages. Last year, the Dash for Drew had over 500 participants and raised more than $5,000 for the Drew Michael Taylor Foundation of Shippensburg.

Interested participants can visit the Drew Michael Taylor Foundation website at www.drewmichaeltaylor.org to download a registration form or to enter online.

Race day registration for the Dash for Drew will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the Greencastle-Antrim High School gymnasium, 300 S. Ridge Ave., Greencastle. The race will begin at 9:30 a.m. with the fun run/walk to follow at 10.

Awards will be given to the male and female winner of each race division (scholastic is under 19, open is 19 to 39, masters is over 39).  All participants qualify for special random drawing prizes following the dash. Registration is $15 on race day but does not include a shirt.

Drew Michael Taylor, son of Randy and Marcie Taylor, was killed at the age of 3 on June 13, 2006 in a tragic auto accident.  In order to honor Drew's memory, Drew's parents started the Drew Michael Taylor Foundation (DMTF) to provide academic and recreational opportunities to children and youth.  In the local area, the foundation currently funds Ready, Set, Go! - a kindergarten readiness program in the Shippensburg Area School District and Drew's Hope - a grief and loss support program for children, teens and their families in Western Cumberland and Franklin counties. Marcie Taylor also facilitates a Bereaved Parents Support Group that meets in Shippensburg the first Thursday of each month. It has served over 60 grieving families since the program's inception in 2008. Currently, 17 grieving families are taking part in the Fall 2012 Drew's Hope program.