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5K raises $10k for Maddox
Tuesday, April 09, 2013 4:49 PM

With slideshow

PAYNE – The Wayne Trace National Honor Society hosted a 5K run fundraiser on Saturday, April 6 at the Payne Elementary School, which raised $10,000. The event was held to help Brian and Sarah (Deatrick) Franz with medical expenses for their son, Maddox.

Maddox Franz, born in November, 2012, was born with a kidney defect and is currently on home dialysis. He will remain on dialysis until he weighs enough to receive a kidney transplant. Monies raised will help offset the cost of the transplant.

Staci Wenninger, a Wayne Trace senior, chaired the event which the National Honor Society was proud to have 450 applicants to support the “Glow in the Dark Run.”

The runners and walkers wove all through the town of Payne sporting glow sticks, glow necklaces, neon clothing, and neon painted faces.

The first place finish for the male group was Kevin Heckman with a time of 16:53 with Gina Ryan garnering first place for the female group with a time of 21:40. First place for the 12 and under group was Levi Manz with a time of 26:51.

Photo by Jim Bowers/Paulding County Progress

Brian and Sarah Franz said, “We were ecstatic with the results of the 5K. The Wayne Trace NHS did an outstanding job organizing the event and we are grateful for the generosity of the community. Thank you to everyone who was involved.”

Look for this race again next year around this time to help another community member.


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