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Color Run Illuminates Bellmore-Merrick Community

Pictured: The Color Run is celebrated as community members run the permitter of John F. Kennedy High School.

Photo courtesy the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District

More than 150 community members came out May 18 to participate in the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District’s Color Run at John F. Kennedy High School.

Organized by Robyn Einbinder, the social studies chairperson for Wellington C. Mepham High School and student ambassador leader, the event is a progression from the usual One Voice, One Message 5K Run.

“Our student ambassadors volunteered their time to assist in the organization of this event, which was quite an undertaking,” she explained. “We thought it was important to include the entire Bellmore-Merrick community.”

Those student volunteers were on hand for participant registration, color packet purchases and, most importantly, to toss the powdered color at runners, which ranged from toddlers to school administrators.

More than $1,000 in proceeds benefitted the Sunrise Day Camp of Long Island, which serves children struggling with cancer though inclusive summer day camps, year-round programs and in-hospital recreational activities, all offered free of charge.

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