The SJ5K is held annually at the Plymouth-Canton Educational Park (PCEP) campus.
P-CEP National Honor Society’s 4th Annual Community Benefit 5K
The Plymouth-Canton Educational Park’s National Honor Society will host our fourth annual 5K on May 4, 2014 at 8:00am on the high school campus. This event was created in 2011 in honor of sixteen year old P-CEP student, Jesse Lindlbauer, when a sinus infection turned into an abscess which ruptured, causing a traumatic brain injury. The SJ5K run was created in order to bring the community support to the family and raise money.
After a successful event in 2011, the National Honor Society decided to make the SJ5K an annual event to honor local families in need. This year, the race will support one present P-CCS student and one P-CCS alumni. Our hope is to bring the community together to bring hope, support and necessary funds to Salem alumni Amy Landenberger and Salem High School’s Jerrica Fitzgerald.
Jerrica Fitzgerald was diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a rare medical condition in which fluid builds up in the brain. Jerrica has undergone over 30 surgeries and countless nights in the hospital since she was diagnosed in 2009. She attended Smith Elementary and West Middle school. Jerrica is now a senior at The Park, and is excited to graduate this spring with the rest of her class.
Amy Ladenberger is a 25 year old Park graduate who attended Hoben elementary and Discovery Middle School. She was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, a disease which causes thick, sticky mucus to build up in the lungs, digestive tract, and other areas of the body, when she was three months old. Within the last year Amy underwent a double lung transplant and many other surgeries prior to that.
Please join us to raise money and support for these two amazing families by participating in the SJ5K, donating funds, or sponsoring the race. It will be held on Sunday, May 4th, 2014 at 8am beginning at the Canton Varsity Football Field. Registration will begin March 17th and continue until race day; registrations received prior to April 16th will include a race shirt. Registration forms can be found on the SJ5K Facebook page; on the P-CEP website; or, in Canton, Plymouth and Salem Main Offices. Event fees are $25 for adults over 18 and $20 for all others.
We will never turn down help! For questions about the race or volunteering, please contact the student coordinator of this event, Shannon Perry at SJ5Kcommunity@gmail.com. For questions about becoming a sponsor, contact Chris Kozler at email@example.com. All donations and sponsorships can be made out to “NHS SJ5K 2014” and can be mailed to Pam Davis, 46370 Spinning Wheel, Canton, MI 48187.