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5th Annual Fighting Autoimmunity 5K Set for August 31

The 5th annual “Fighting Autoimmunity 5K,” sponsored by Compete Every Day, will be held on August 31st, 2019 at Andy Brown East Park.  Over the past four years, Co-Chairs Erika Slater and Lindy Kinnan, both Coppell residents with children diagnosed with Autoimmune diseases, have organized a fun run/5K with over 400 participants and volunteers yearly.   The establishment of their 501c3, Competing for Recovery, has been able to donate approximately $47,000 over the past 4 years to two charities: The CONQUER organization at UT Southwestern, that devotes time and funding to research of Autoimmune Disease, and CAP, the Children’s Alopecia Project, that supports families living with Alopecia.  This year, the Presenting Sponsor is Pro-TechT Security, owned by Coppell resident John Howell, and with Coppell’s own Wingstop returning as a Diamond sponsor.  There are several local GOLD and COURSE sponsors who contribute to the overall success of the mission.

The City of Coppell once again recognized race day, August 31st, as Autoimmune Disease Awareness Day, with a presentation of a proclamation at their July 23rd City Council meeting.   The event will also feature a Battle of the Box competition, with participation from the local Crossfit gyms, Orange Theory, and Camp Gladiator.  A “Fastest School” trophy will be awarded to the Coppell ISD school with the most participation.  The “Fighting Autoimmunity 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run” welcomes all ages and abilities, for a healthy start to the Labor Day Weekend!



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Thursday, July 25, 2019