The Webster Thomas cross country team will host its third annual 12-hour relay to raise money for Reece's Rainbow, an organization that facilitates international adoptions for children with Down syndrome, on Saturday, June 22, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Webster Thomas track. This year’s event, dubbed the Run for Edik, will support the adoption fund for Edik, a Ukrainian infant adopted by the Braithwaite family of Victor and awaiting his homecoming to the United States.
Current, future, and former Webster Thomas cross country runners and their friends will converge on the Thomas track for the relay Run for Edik. Teams of 10 runners will send one member of their team at a time to run one mile around the track before passing a baton off to a teammate. It is anticipated that each runner will have completed a total of between 7-10 miles by the end of the 12-hour relay.
Any current, future, or former Webster Thomas Cross Country runners interested in serving as team captains are asked to contact Jim Brunswick, head coach of the Webster Thomas cross country team, at Jim_Brunswick@websterschools.org, or 315-524-2386.
Prior to the event, participating runners will solicit tax-deductible donations to Reece’s Rainbow to support Edik’s adoption fund. Donors may also contribute by visiting http://lightingourseps.blogspot.com.
About Reece’s Rainbow:
The mission of Reece's Rainbow is to rescue orphans with Down syndrome through the gift of adoption, to raise awareness for all of the children who are waiting in 25 countries around the world, and to raise funds as adoption grants that help adoptive families afford the high cost of adopting these beautiful children. Since its beginning in 2006, Reece’s Rainbow has found adoptive families for more than 900 orphaned children with Down syndrome and other special needs around the world. More than $4.5 million in grant funds have been disbursed to help make those adoptions possible.