Chelsie Hill could be alive today if she wore a seatbelt.
After she died in a car wreck in 2010, her parents and friends set up the Chelsie Hill 5K in her honor to raise awareness for seat belt safety and support those in need.
"She loved running and shared that love with her family and friends," says Debbie Hill, who, along with her husband Clark, has been hitting local high schools to talk seat belt safety in the months leading up the 5K. It took many monthly planning meetings and preparation, but volunteers for the 5K are now ready to set up shop at Hunter High School on Saturday morning at 9 a.m.
Last year, the 5K raised $4,000 for Samantha Milbourn, a 7-year-old girl battling Ewing's Sarcoma. This year, the third annual event stands to double the amount raised for local charities. The Hill's favorite is Primary Children's Hospital.
After Salt Lake magazine heard about the run and did some digging on it, we mentioned it in the Best of the Beehive. Then, we decided to take it a step further.
Among the raffle items will be a subscription to Salt Lake magazine and a subscription to Utah Style & Design.
So, even if you're not a runner, show up in West Valley City tomorrow for the 5K and buy a raffle ticket for a subscription to one of our magazines. Click here for more info on the 5K.