Hundreds turn out for DISD 5K for Kindness

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A mass of excited school kids dressed in DISD 5K for Kindness t-shirts kicked off this year’s event with a one-mile dash to the finish line. Proceeds from the event benefit the Denison Boys & Girls Club, the Denison Education Foundation and the Rachel Ramer Scholarship Fund.

Cool fall weather and threatening rainclouds put an extra kick into the steps of hundreds of enthusiastic runners and walkers who gathered at Denison High School Oct. 2nd for the district’s 5th annual 5K for Kindness. Proceeds from the event, which grossed over $18,000, will benefit the Denison Boys & Girls Club, the Denison Education Foundation and the Rachel Ramer Scholarship Fund.

Trainers from Camp Gladiator, one of dozens of generous 5K for Kindness sponsors, led a large group of student participants in pre-race stretches and warm-up drills. “From sponsors who give in the thousands of dollars…to school kids who donate their pocket change, this united effort to create a culture of kindness, compassion and respect in our schools and community is truly humbling and inspiring,” said DISD Superintendent Dr. Henry Scott.
Shonda Cannon, Coordinator of DISD’s annual 5K for Kindness, greets one of many Denison families who showed up on a recent cool fall morning at DHS to walk, stroll and race in support of kindness and compassion throughout Denison’s schools and community.

“I continue to be so impressed by the broad base of support that our 5K for Kindness generates throughout our school district and community,” said DISD Superintendent Dr. Henry Scott. “From sponsors who give in the thousands of dollars…to school kids who donate their pocket change, this united effort to create a culture of kindness, compassion and respect in our schools and community is truly humbling and inspiring. I think this spirit of civility is what we all need more than anything, particularly in these challenging times, and I thank everyone for their continued support and generosity. Together, we ARE Denison!”

Dozens of generous sponsors and DISD volunteers, including Regina Prigge and others who manned the check-in desk, helped make Denison ISD’s 5th annual 5K for Kindness a huge success.
A large group of school kids, parents and friends gathered near the start line to give a big thumbs-up for Denison ISD’s 5K for Kindness, which promotes a culture of compassion, respect and civility throughout Denison’s schools and community.