Frozen 4 race raises money for student athlete with cancer

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.- The 10th annual Frozen 4 4-mile run and 2-mile walk in Bowling Green is taking place on Saturday and the proceeds are going to a special cause. 

The race held at Ephram White Park benefits local high school student athletes that are battling severe illnesses. This year the money will go to Damarie Lyons, a high school football player who was diagnosed with a cancer called osteosarcoma. 

The hosts of the event decided to have it in person rather than virtual, one of the first races in the community to do so in months. To keep people safe they are having runners go in groups in one-hour increments. 

“When you have such a young child and student athlete, specifically that they use their body to play their sport, something that they’re good at, something that they’re strong in and skilled and they enjoy doing and then when it immediately is halted by a life changing event such as cancer, the proceeds of a race like this you know it just shows community support,” said social media coordinator Lucy Eversman. 

And there is still time to sign up for the race or donate. You can visit the website here for more information.