Aging & Family Services is proud to announce that we will still be hosting our 9th annual Conquer the Dam 5K with modification because of COVID-19.
All proceeds from this event go towards our Meals on Wheels program. This program was designed to bring hot nutritious meals to the home-bound elderly and to help prevent unnecessary and early institutionalization. Not only do they receive a delicious meal, but they also get a visit from a friendly worker who is there to check on their wellbeing. The delivery workers are sometimes the only social contact that the meal recipients have.
There have even been a few instances where our drivers have found that the client had fallen and they were able to call 911 and wait with them until help arrived. This program is much more than just a meal delivery service.
Meals on Wheels is considered an essential service, so this fundraiser is still critical to our operation. But, due to the recent social restrictions with COVID-19, we have had to make some changes to this year’s 5K. For this year, it is now titled Conquer the Dam Coronavirus Virtual 5K. The race is always held at the beautiful Jennings Randolph Lake. This year, however, we are letting participants run their 5K at a location of their choice between now and May 10th so we can all practice social distancing. You will record your time, take a photo of the scenery from where you ran, and email the info to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can register by May 1st online or by mail and receive a commemorative t-shirt. Registration cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children.
The meal recipients appreciate your support, especially at a time like this when family members cannot visit them as often. This event is something that is enjoyed by many people in the community and we are hoping it can still be a great family experience even though we cannot all run the race together.