‘GLO’ING REPORT

‘GLO’ING REPORT
‘GLO’ING REPORT
 Friday night’s Glo for a Cure 5K raised $9,000 to support research to find a cure for cystic fibrosis. Almost 400 runners and walkers registered for the event, which began at twilight and featured numerous participants decked out in creative designs, with tutus figuring prominently in feminine race attire. The family of Ada Reed Rogers, 7, of Union City, who was diagnosed with CF as an infant, has headed up several fundraisers since that time, with massive support from friends, family and neighbors in the area, but this was by far the largest event, raising more than four times any previous funding effort. Ada Reed’s mother Mrs. Michael (Laney) Rogers, bearing a “Glo” light saber and wearing a “Glo” necklace and bracelets, like most of the participants, sprinted toward a spot west of Union City First United Methodist Church on East Main Street in preparation for signaling that it was time for the race to begin. “We are overwhelmed with the support from our community for this cause — $9,000 that will all go directly to CF. We saw families come together on a beautiful Friday night on the steps of our church for a great creative competition and Michael and Ada Reed and I couldn’t have asked for anything more. There are so many volunteers and behind-the-scenes people who made this possible. We literally haven’t stopped smiling,” Mrs. Rogers said.

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