Key Club organizes run for Gulf coast relief

By By Katy Verboncoeur, Staff Writer

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The Key Club will hold a 5K Capital Area Gulf coast Relief Run/Walk in CHS’ surrounding neighborhood Oct. 3 to benefit Gulf coast residents who were devastated by the recent oil spill disaster.

“It is important to remember that the recent oil spill is only the latest in a devastating succession of catastrophes which have plagued the Gulf coast,” Key Club president, senior Ben Kramer said. “Therefore, the help that they need can’t wait.”

All the proceeds from the run will benefit the Greater New Orleans Foundation’s Gulf Coast Oil Spill Fund, an organization that helps the environment and residents who have been affected by the oil spill.

The Gulf Coast Relief Run will replace Page’s Run, which will not be held this year because its board members have other commitments.

“Even though they can’t do Page’s Run this year, I think it is awesome that they found a different cause to support, and that it’s as good a cause as helping the Gulf coast,” junior cross-country runner Marisa Bruno said.

Many of the cross country runners are expected to participate in the run.

“It is good to run it because it benefits the members of the Gulf coast that were devastated from the oil spill, and the course seems like a good workout,” junior cross country runner Camille Baroni said. “I will be participating in the run and excited to run it.”

To register or find out additional information about the Capital Area Gulf Coast Relief Run, visit www.gulfcoastreliefrun.org.