Fife High School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) members Carlie Kilcup and Addy Paris are taking the lead in organizing a 5K fundraiser on Feb. 28 with all registration proceeds going to support Relay for Life of Fife-Milton-Edgewood. Named “Hope Glows,” the run/walk is being held in memory of Fife Schools’ beloved former superintendent John McCrossin, who passed away last August from cancer. The 5K will be a celebration of McCrossin’s dedicated advocacy for kids and families, and Fife Schools, that can still be felt to this day.
“We were looking for some kind of community service project we could do as a chapter,” said Fife High FBLA advisor Laura Hilzendeger. “With John’s passing we decided the two would bridge nicely together. With his passing, and that he passed from cancer and was such a strong supporter of FBLA and our kids, we thought it would be a perfect opportunity to honor him.” In addition, McCrossin’s son Kyle was an FBLA chapter president during his years at Fife High School.
The 5K welcomes runners and walkers of all ages, with the 3.1-mile route beginning at Columbia Junior High then across the street through Dacca Park and back to the junior high. Check-in time at Columbia is 6:30 p.m. and the 5K starts at 7 p.m.
Registration forms and detailed information can be found at https://sites.google.com/a/fifeschools.com/fbla/home. For those registering on site the evening of the 5K, only cash or check will be accepted.