Attention students! Now is the perfect opportunity to give back to your community, and have a lot of fun at the same time.
The Lighthouse Shelter in Marshall will be holding its 5th annual 5k Run for Shelter relay followed by a pancake breakfast.
The Lighthouse invites all walkers or runners who would like to participate to come out to the Lighthouse administrative office at 555 W. Arrow St., Saturday, April 21, at 8 a.m. to get registered for the 8:30 a.m. run. This year’s run costs $20 for participants over 18 and $15 for the 17 and under group. If you don’t have $20, you also have the opportunity to be sponsored or sponsor another person. If you have ever donated to or shopped at the Lighthouse Thrift store, you have already made a contribution to support this vital organization.
For the last 17 years, The Lighthouse Shelter has provided safe refuge and support for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. A victim can be anyone, young or old, male or female. In 2011, the shelter was able to help 864 survivors, of which 274 of them were children.
In many circumstances, victims of domestic violence find it difficult to leave the abuse because they oftentimes end up homeless without the support of the abuser. Without this safe haven, many people in the community would have nowhere to run.
All proceeds from this event benefit the Lighthouse Shelter. Flyers and entry forms will be available campus wide. If you have any questions, please feel free to call the Lighthouse Shelter at 886-9880. We look forward to seeing you there!
The Lighthouse Shelter’s website is at www.thelighthouseshelter.org.
(This article was submitted by Cory Petersen, an MVC alum and former Delta award-winning reporter, who works for the Lighthouse Shelter.)