The 2nd Annual Fairfax 5K, raising money for the fight against pediatric cancer, was held Saturday September 24, 2016 in Fairfax County, Virginia. And for the second year in a row, Dundalk Dan's Awesome Beef Jerky was a sponsor of the event.
More than just a nice run on a crisp, fall morning, the Fairfax 5K is an official 3rd Party fundraiser for the Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon (THON). THON is a student-run philanthropy committed to enhancing the lives of children and families impacted by childhood cancer. Their mission is to provide emotional and financial support, spread awareness and ensure funding for critical research - all in pursuit of a cure. Since 1977, THON has raised more than $137 million for Four Diamonds at Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital.
Penn State alumni, family, and friends joined those in the Fairfax community to race for a great cause. Even the Penn State Nittany Lion made an appearance! The day included a Kids 1/2 Mile Fun Run, followed by the 5K main event.
Andy from the Dundalk Dan's Awesome Beef Jerky team was on hand to offer samples of the Awesome Chesapeake and Awesome Sweet BBQ flavors. And as has happened at previous events, once those in attendance had a taste, they were hooked.
With such a great turnout for a great cause on a beautiful fall morning in Northern Virginia, we can't wait to be part of next year's race.