Splashes of bright color could be found across trails in the Elkin Municipal Park Saturday — thanks to Prism Medical Product’s inaugural color run.
Benefiting the Children’s Center of Surry/Yadkin as well as Ebeneezer Children’s Home, the event raised more than $10,000 with about 230 people registered, according to event coordinator Lauren Nagy, administrative director for Prism.
“Basically what we’re doing is we’re raising money to help them with school supplies, clothes, backpacks things like that,” said Nicole Beach, who is also an employee of Prism. She also serves within a group of Prism employees whose purpose it is to make a positive impact on the community.
“This event was a huge undertaking for Prism, both as our first event provided to the local community built from the ground up, as well as the board members having full-time jobs inside the office. Our board donated their time outside of the office or during their lunch hour to make this all possible,” said Nagy. “And what a proud moment it was for them to see how successful their first event of this magnitude was on Saturday.”
After voting in February to start what is hoped to be an annual event, the team worked to find sponsors for each color such as Wells Fargo yellow, BSN Medical pink and Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital red.
The hospital also was represented by a team of participants which included Jose Butron and Sarah Carbajal.
“We’re really close knit at the hospital so we do a lot of things together,” said Carbajal, explaining that the team was excited to participate in something fun that was also for a good cause.
“Just knowing it was for children that was a big thing for us,” said Carbajal. “We wanted to do it for the children.”
The children of the Children’s Center of Surry/Yadkin and those of the Ebeneezer Children’s Home have made an impression on the employees of Prism.
“Our board has built relationships not only with these homes as a whole, but have also created compassionate relationships directly with the children in them,” said Nagy. “Throughout the year we do several small events with the children as well as provide additional donations to other events that link directly to both organizations.”
“We would like to thank all of our sponsors both national and local for supporting such a worthy cause as well as all of our volunteers and participants. We couldn’t have done it without them,” said Nagy.
“We too would like to thank the Elkin Municipal Park and EVTA [Elkin Valley Trails Association] for their participation in allowing this event to take place on their track/trail and also for their patience knowing we need more rain to ensure the biodegradable color is removed from the track/trail.”
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Beanie Taylor can be reached at 336-258-4058 or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TBeanieTaylor.