PNWU Run For Your Life 5K Raises Over $10K For Pegasus Project
On Saturday, April 13, hundreds of people gathered on our campus for the 9th Annual PNWU Run For Your Life 5K and Health Fair. In the end, the event succeeded in raising over $10,000 for the Pegasus Project, a therapeutic horseback riding program for adults and children with special needs. Those proceeds will be used to build a mechanical wheelchair lift, which will allow Pegasus to expand their program to individuals with decreased mobility.
Thanks to RFYL, Pegasus Project hopes to have the lift in place by June.
"Run For Your Life is just one example of the way our students get into the community and give back through service," said PNWU OMS IV and race organizer Brooke Steadman. "It shows our support of the community and our participation in the overall well-being of those arounds us. Race day brings hundreds of people to the PNWU campus, helping strengthen our relationship with the Yakima Valley. Events like Run For Your Life highlight the mission of our school.”
“The turnout of the event was incredible,” Steadman continued. “It was even better than we anticipated! We would like to thank all of the PNWU students, faculty, and staff who participated or helped in any way.”