Brandon Smith is a man suffering from an unknown medical condition that has affected him neurologically and his ability to enjoy life. The Brandon Smith Benefit is setup to help with the bills that he has incurred. I know there is more to this story, but all I need to hear is “good man is sick, needs help” I do not need the rest of the story. Just where to give money.
One of the fundraisers for the benefits is a Superhero 5K Walk/Run at Valley Park in Teays Valley/Hurricane on August 17. Event starts at 11am.
Participants are encouraged to wear superhero shirts or in costume as your favorite superhero for the race. Kids are welcomed to join as well. The first 50 people to register to run/walk will receive a special gift, currently there are 48 people registered. Pre-registration is $30 for a runner, $25 for a walker, and $10 for kids 8 and under. Tax and processing fee not included. You can also sign up to be a volunteer as well for free. You can also register on the day of the run/walk.
For those who want to help but can not make it out, you can still purchase a shirt or make a donation on the main site. Shirts are $10 for youth small to adult x-large and $12 for 2x-large up to 4xl-large.
This is a chance to do some good and still have a fun time. I am going to be there, probably just as a volunteer or spectator, but I do encourage all to give what they can. Valley Park is a great place to check out if you are not familiar with it yet.