Phillipsburg High School FCCLA and Phillips County Health Systems sponsored a Color Run activity for all three schools and the community on Wednesday, September 5th during the school day. The purpose of the Color Run was to raise awareness of Childhood Cancer Month and also to provide a bonding activity for everyone in all three of the Phillipsburg schools. The idea of the Color Run originated this year because we participated in a similar event three years ago which was sponsored by the Phillips County Health Department. We asked community members who participated September 5 to donate in a free will offering. FCCLA added to that donation and gifted it to The Never Flinch Foundation.
After new FCCLA officer election last spring, one of the goals officers set for this school year was to host a Color Run. We decided to host a Color Run to unite all of the students in a fun event. We felt like this was an activity that everyone could successfully participate in!
We partnered with the Rehab Department of the Phillips County Health Systems to put on this event. They helped us by providing the color powder, cups, and small prizes. We organized the various water and color throwing stations by utilizing yards of home owners along the route. Phillips County Law Enforcement aided with traffic control. The City of Phillipsburg participated by blocking off streets along our route. The Phillips County Fire Department helped by providing water trucks to spray the students before they passed through the color stations. Sonic donated bottled water for us to pass out at the end of the event.
Thank you to all of the participants and county entities who joined with us making this event possible.
FCCLA collected $140 in donations from the community for our Color Run. The officers voted to contribute an additional $110 from the chapter to make a total donation to the Never Flinch Foundation of $250.