Contact: Heath Fisackerly
STARKVILLE, Miss.—Competitors of all ages are invited to dress as a favorite movie star or character and participate Friday [Nov. 17] in an annual fun run at Mississippi State.
Organized to raise funds for the university’s T.K. Martin Center for Technology and Disability, the event specifically supports Project IMPACT, an early-intervention preschool program for children with special needs.
Admission is $20 each or $35 for two or more, with all proceeds going to Project IMPACT.
In addition to Mathiston-based Circle M Inc. and Maddox Brothers Inc., this year’s race is sponsored by Pedia Trust. A provider of skilled nursing services for medically fragile children, it operates from offices in Columbus and Hattiesburg, as well as Denham Springs and Lake Charles, Louisiana. For more, see www.pediatrustkids.com.
Participant registration begins at 5 p.m.; check-ins follow 15 minutes later. Runners step off at 6 p.m.
“This is something we look forward to each year,” said center director Janie Cirlot-New. “We constantly are amazed at the outpouring of support from campus organizations and the Starkville community.”
Adjoining the John C. Longest Student Health Center on Hardy Road, the T.K. Martin Center is a memorial to the late university vice president who led in making the campus more accessible to those with physical challenges.
For more on the event and Project IMPACT, call 662-325-1028 or visit www.tkmartin.msstate.edu or follow on Facebook and Twitter @tkmartincenter.
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