NEW MADISON – The New Madison United Methodist Church held its first 5K run in 2013. They had over 25 runners and raised almost $500 to help send their Youth Fellowship on a mission trip to the coal mine area of West Virginia. This year their 5K will be held June 7 and they are proud to join the Wayne HealthCare Challenge. This will expand their 5K to more people, promote healthy living, and support missions with the funds we raise.
As a church, they have pledged to support Imagine No Malaria. This worldwide United Methodist mission provides education, communication and more than 300 treatment centers throughout Africa where people are dying from malaria. Imagine No Malaria has distributed over 1.2 million insecticide treated bed nets throughout Africa, where malaria was responsible for the deaths of 660,000 people in 2010, mostly children under the age of 5.
The goal of Imagine No Malaria is to eliminate malaria deaths by 2015. Great strides have already been made, but there is still much more to do to eradicate this preventable disease. Today a child dies every 60 seconds but we can make a difference!
You can help make this possibility a reality as you join them in their 5K Run! Please meet at the starting line on June 7. The 5K will begin at 9 a.m. with a 1/2 mile Fun Run for kids at 8:30 a.m. Registration is $30 online (www.gtraces.com) or on the day of the race. They will run within the Village of New Madison area. They are stroller and dog friendly! Make it a family fun day! There will be medals and prizes and goodie bags and food!