Sarah, a sophomore at Elkhart Memorial High School, was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer - one of the youngest, at age 15, to be diagnosed with such an advanced form of colon cancer on July 3, 2013. With multiple hospitals working on a treatment plan she has had numerous surgeries and has started two intensive rounds of three types of chemotherapy since her initial July 3rd surgery.
As a freshman Sarah was involved with the track team where she ran a 5:33 mile in the spring of 2013. Sarah is a fighter and as she continues to battle this disease we are all encouraged to be #SarahStrong no matter what we face in our daily lives. The SarahStrongRun 5k/10K is to help raise money for the family to pay medical bills and other expenses related to her treatment.
Check out all the support on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/SARAHSTRONG/
Check out the #SarahStrongRun on Facebook:
And the Sarah Strong website for more information
Event schedule and times
Packet pick up will be at Elkhart Memorial High School on March 7th from 5pm-7pm at the west gym entrance. Late pick up will be from 7am-8am on March 8th at the site in downtown Elkhart at City Center Park (350 S. Main St. Elkhart, IN 46516). The race will start promptly at 9am. The event is chip timed for the runners and age group awards will be presented afterwards.