PHS Student Organizes Domestic Violence 5K in Honor of 2-Year-Old Serenity Wilson
Plymouth High School student Loren Mattern is organizing the second Marshall County 5K Against Domestic Violence.
This year's 5K will be held in honor of Serenity Wilson. The two-year old died from blunt force trauma. She passed away on Saturday, September 19, 2015, a day after she was beaten unconscious by a person who was said to be a family friend.
All proceeds raised from the 5K will go to the Heminger House in Plymouth, a local shelter for women and children. The shelter provides caring, healing, and educational service for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
The race/walk will take place on October 7, 2017, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Centennial Park.
Mattern's goal is to raise $6,000. Last year, Mattern raised $1,500 from local business contributions and 5K registration fees and shirt sales. All proceeds were donated.
To purchase a $25 short sleeve or $35 long sleeve t-shirt to support the cause this year, visit the link below. Adult registration is $25 and student registration is $15, registrants receive a t-shirt with their paid 5K purchase. The deadline to register online is Sept. 7, 2017. Participants can sign up for the event to day of the race, however, they will not be guaranteed a shirt. The registration link is available by clicking here or at the end of this release..
Mattern said, "On September 19, 2015, heaven welcomed an angel too soon. Serenity Wilson was two-years old when she left us. After seeing how this impacted the community as a whole, I made it my mission to do everything in my power to make sure this never happens again. All proceeds raised will to the local shelter, the Heminger House, to guarantee everyone a safe haven. Everyone deserves to have control of their life, and Heminger House helps this be possible in a safe environment."