Hatboro-horsham High School club hosting fundraiser
email@example.com Club Wave Hatboro-Horsham High School will host its first fundraiser to help people with eating disorders. Club Wave will host a 5K run and walk in Horsham’s Carpenter Park to raise money and awareness for the National Eating Disorder Association April 13. Registration for the event will start at 9 a.m. and the run will begin around 10 a.m.
“We selected [NEDA] because there were a few people the organization was personally important to,” club President and high school junior Carly Foster said. She said the club hopes to get 100 people to participate in the 5K. In order to participate, runners and walkers must register and pay $25. Foster said if the club has 100 people participate, it can donate $2,500 to NEDA. “I want to start a revolution of positivity to help individuals find the road to recovery.”
Before the run and walk start, Foster said there will be a speaker from NEDA talking about how the organization helps those suffering from eating disorders and how it changes lives. Additionally, there will be music and booths for local business sponsors.
Foster said the club decided to do a 5K because it was something every member could participate in and other local 5K events have been popular.
“It’s something all of us could contribute to,” Foster said. “It’s coming together well.”
The students of Club Wave have been planning the 5K since the start of the school year, and Foster said she hopes to make it an annual event to raise money for different organiza- tions. While the group doesn’t have anything else planned for this school year, Foster said the group hopes to do a fashion show to benefit special needs students.
Club Wave is an off-shoot of the Spark the Wave Program, which encourages teens to be involved with volunteer work. Spark the Wave sponsors Wave Week each summer, which teaches students how to identify needs in their community and how to make a change. Foster, who went through the Wave Week, said it inspired her to put the club together this year to help students find outlets to volunteer.
“It brings together all different teens from all walks of life,” Foster said. “[It teaches teens] if you really want to see something different in your community and you’re willing to put the time in, you can make it happen.”