DEC Awareness Day 5K Walk/Run set for April 19
Speakers include pediatrician, mother in recovery, Shawnee County Sheriff
WHAT: DEC (Drug Endangered Children) Awareness Day 5K Walk/Run
WHO: Shawnee County Drug Endangered Children Alliance
Race coordinator: Sara Hortenstine, DEC project coordinator, United Way of Greater Topeka
Speakers: Shawnee County Sheriff Herman Jones
Pediatrician Randy Schumacher, MD
Sasha Anderson – Mother in recovery
WHEN: Saturday, April 19, 2014, 7:30 a.m. registration / 8:30 a.m. race start
Speakers begin at 8:20 a.m.
WHERE: Hummer Sports Park
WHY: Organizers plan to use proceeds from the run to educate more than 100 professionals during the year by hosting high quality trainings regarding the effects of substance use on families and children and the prevention of substance exposed newborns.