A Color Run to Beat Cancer


Hunter Golder, Staff writer

On September 10, 92 participants of the Ryan’s Hope Color Run raced around a portion of North Salem Elementary’s cross country course in effort to raise awareness for DIPG, a form of childhood brain cancer. 

“It definitely exceeded our goal, both in profit and in the number of participants,” said Ryan’s Hope supervisor Loni Kress. Organizers met with Cross Country Head Coach Jennifer Miller over the summer.

Kress said, “The preparation definitely helped. We also couldn’t have done it without the Dover Cross Country Team.”

DECA President Madalyn Smyser was happy with the outcome as well. “We are very pleased with our outcome of ninety-two runners! It was a beautiful morning,” she said.

Participants enjoyed “snowies from Glacier Flakes that were donated,” Smyser said. 

Senior Color Run participant Mickyle Looks said, “It was fun, and it was very well organized!” 

The exact amount of money made from the Color Run remains to be seen, as the amount of money DECA’s Ryan’s Hope project raises will be revealed after all the fundraising events have been completed.