Annual 5K ‘glows’ with autism awareness

On April 16, students and community members participated in the second annual “Glow Run” in hopes to raise awareness for Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Gardner-Webb student, Jeffery Korth came up with the idea in 2015. “I personally have high-functioning Autism and I just really wanted to do something that would give back to those who are much more severe on the spectrum than I am,” said Korth. “I just really enjoy the fact that people are willing to come out here and help raise awareness for Autism, because that’s really all this is about, raising awareness and having a good time.”

You can see all the photos from this event by clicking here.
Photos by Tessa Walsh

Jeffery Korth came up with the idea for the Glow Run last year and hopes to do it again in the years to come.

Jeffery Korth came up with the idea for the Glow Run last year and hopes to do it again in the years to come.

Conner Bos helped to organize the event and drew in many volunteers. Here he can be seen giving some directions prior to the run.

Conner Bos helped to organize the event and drew in many volunteers. Here he can be seen giving some directions prior to the run.

Carol Zangla helping Jake Ennis put on glow bracelets prior to the race.

Carol Zangla helping Jake Ennis put on glow bracelets prior to the race.

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