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Cross Country Volunteers for Local Run for Cancer

Cross Country Volunteers for Local Run for Cancer

The Salem College cross country team volunteered for the Stokes Family YMCA 18th Annual King of the Hill 5K and 10K. The race profits give back to the Stokes County community by offering funding for their Livestrong Cancer Survivor program. The team spent their morning handing out water cups to the racers, directing the racers on the course, and cheering the racers on through the finish line. 

"It was a great morning to support a local community and to be on the opposite side of a race for a change," said Head Coach Britni Mohney.

"It's an important and humbling experience to give back in any way you can to the community," said Mohney. "Especially reaching out to a community to help with such an important cause with the funding for the Livestrong Cancer Survivor program."

The team also had the opportunity to help out Salem College Cross Country Alumna Elizabeth Penley, who is a personal trainer and wellness coach for the Stokes Family YMCA. Mohney said, "we will be looking forward to returning next year to help with the race and continuing to strengthen our bond with surrounding communities."