Color 5K raises funds to combat drug crisis
The Chester County Commissioners, District Attorney, the Department of Health and Department of Drug & Alcohol Services hosted its first Color 5K in West Chester Saturday morning,.
More than 600 Chester County residents from ages 1 to 81 participated in the familyfriendly run/walk, all to benefit the opioid and heroin epidemic in Chester County.
Funds raised by the event will be dedicated to funding hospitals throughout Chester County to study and coordinate a new “warm hand-off program.” The “warm hand-off program” transitions those who have been saved from an overdose into long-term treatment and counseling.
Before and after the race, a special banner was available for all participants and guests to sign, noting that Chester County remembers those who have lost, or are still battling the disease of addiction.
Color blasters marked the start of the race, and color stations along the route doused participants with brightly colored corn starch.
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Chester County Commissioner Michelle Kichline, center left, takes to the course for the Chester County Color 5K.
Allison Casner, left, and Emily Howard, right, heading towards the finish line with Emily’s dad and mom, CJ and Corrin close behind.
The Chester County Color 5K begins in a blast of color.
More than 600 Chester County residents from ages 1 to 81 participated in the Chester County Color 5K on Saturday to raise funds to combat the opioid and heroin crisis.
Downingtown STEM Academy students Matt Boraske and Jessie Brain take time to sign the banner created to remember all those who have lost their lives or are still battling addiction.