PDX Wonder Woman Gives Details on the Upcoming SUPERHERO 5K
On Saturday, July 8, 2017, the Candlelighters SUPERHERO 5K will be held at Cook Park in Tigard, Oregon. Registrants are encouraged to dress up as their favorite superheroes as they take part in the various planned activities. The event is broken up into a timed 5K run/walk and a one mile “Superhero-In-Training” course. According to the details page for the event, “The SUPERHERO 5K run/walk is about community, fitness, and purpose. It raises awareness and funds for local families impacted by the emotional and financial hardships of a pediatric cancer diagnosis.”
The communal 5K has raised significant funds since its initiation and continues to be an effective event for the community. In fact, the page states, “Since [its] inception in 2013, the SUPERHERO 5K has generated nearly $45,000 with superheroes aged 0-80 coming together to honor regular kids fighting extraordinary battles.”
One of our sales manager assistants is actually heavily involved in the SUPERHERO 5K and other similar events in the area. Sierra Waters, also known as PDX Wonder Woman, spends much of her time at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital where she helps with a variety of superhero-themed visits. The hospital rooms are often decorated according to the children’s favorite superheroes, and Waters—along with several others—solidifies the hospital’s themes of heroism by wearing her own Wonder Woman costumes. Waters says the reason Wonder Woman is her hero of choice is, “She stands up for herself, and she stands up for everyone else.”
Wilsonville Toyota will have a booth set up at the event where participants can get Polaroid photos taken of them in their superhero costumes. Waters, as well as other volunteers, will be there to support the event and contribute to the Candlelighters cause.
The event will start at 8:30 AM on July 8 at Cook Park. For a detailed breakdown of the event schedule, click here.