PERSONAL LOSS LEADS TO CREATION OF LOCAL NON-PROFIT CAYA COALITION STAGES 4th ANNUAL 5K Run/Walk
Contact: Kathi Collins July 15, 2019
Date: June 18, 2019
PERSONAL LOSS LEADS TO CREATION OF LOCAL NON-PROFIT
CAYA COALITION STAGES 4th ANNUAL 5K Run/Walk
When Moira Satre lost her 31 year old son, Bobby, to a heroin overdose in April 2015, she decided to be part of the fight against substance abuse. Since then a new coalition called CAYA, aka Come As You Are, has been working within the community to provide support & treatment options to those struggling with addiction as well as to create greater awareness through education and prevention programs by collaborating with other community organizations addressing the opioid crisis.
Fatal drug overdose has been the leading cause of unnatural death in Virginia since 2013. Staging the 4th annual 5K run on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 9 a.m. continues the effort to raise funds to achieve CAYA’s goals. In 2018 over 250 runners registered for the event; monies raised through fees and sponsorships far exceeded previous years’ amounts. Funds raised in 2019 will continue to support CAYA’s vital programs (see additional information, CAYA Coalition Services, provided).
The event will take place again at Verdun Adventure Bound on Rte. 229 in Rixeyville. Online advance registration (at www.cayacoalition.org or by mail to P.O. Box 3457, Warrenton, VA 20188) is $30 and extends through September 6 (registration fee increases to $35 after this date); registration the day of the race (7:30- 8:45 a.m.) is $40. Tee shirts are guaranteed only to those who pre-register. Awards will be given to the top overall male & female runners as well as to the top two male & female runners in each 5 year age category.
CAYA, COME AS YOU ARE, is a substance abuse support and prevention non-profit. To learn more about the organization, visit www.cayacoalition.org,; like them on Facebook; or follow them on Twitter & Instagram, #Sasquatchapproved.