Madison County High Schooler Organizes Race for Good Cause
Madison County High School student Drew Kelliher is spending his senior year raising awareness of cystic fibrosis.
On Saturday, runners of all ages took part in a 5K race to support research for the chronic disease which affects the lungs and digestive track.
Kelliher says the race was inspired by a man he worked with at a gym who worked out to improve his breathing.
"I was interested in learning more about it so that's what I ended up doing my research project on and through that I learned so much that I just wanted to do something - there's a community service portion of the project - so I wanted to do something that would give back to that cause," he said.
Kelliher organized the race as part of a project through the Blue Ridge Virtual Governor's School.
The race raised more than $800 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
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