PIQUA — More than 70 people participated in Edison State Community College’s second annual 5K for a Cause, raising $750 to support Seth Bishop, who is currently battling cancer.
“The turnout for this year’s race speaks volumes about our community and everyone here at Edison State who helped make this event happen,” said Nate Cole, Edison State director of Student Life and Athletics. “A lot of the participants included students, faculty, and staff who were here to support Seth and his family.
Bishop, a 2016 graduate of Fairlawn High School is battling testicular, lymph node, and lung cancers.
“I am overwhelmed by all of the support that we have received from Shelby County and the surrounding area,” said his mother Sue Bishop. “So many people have reached out and sent cards of encouragement and hope that Seth will win this battle. This race is another kind offering of support for Seth.”
The overall winner of this year’s race was Edison State student, Buddy Hayes of Piqua. The top finisher in the women’s group was Edison State employee, Kelly Pryfogle of Piqua.
“The fact that we were able to raise $750 to help a local family with hospital bills really reflects well on our community,” Cole said. “Hopefully this race will continue to grow every year and we can help even more area families in need.”
Those who were unable to race but still wish make a donation, can make arrangements by calling (937) 778-8600.