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Miss EGSC, Student Life host Run Strong JIA 5K

Miss EGSC, Student Life host Run Strong JIA 5K

by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | January 31, 2020
Last Edited: February 27, 2020 by Harley Strickland
Miss EGSC, Student Life host Run Strong JIA 5K

   Miss East Georgia State College Kathryn Cox, along with East Georgia State College Student Life, held a 5k and fun run Saturday, January 25, 2020, to benefit Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis. The Run Strong JIA 5k was held at Mill Creek Park in Statesboro.

   The cold morning air did not stop a large crowd from attending the event at the park to help raise money and support the cause. Around 40 people participated in the 5k and fun run raising $1,800.

   JIA is near and dear to the heart of Kathryn Cox, a Sophomore at EGSC. She was diagnosed with JIA around the age of two. She chose the disease as her platform in which she decided to take on as her community service project.

   “We are so very proud of Kathryn for her hard work in hosting such a great community event to raise awareness for Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis,” said director of EGSC Student Life, Stacey Grant. “We appreciate everyone who came out to help support her and this worthy cause.”

   Cox and EGSC Student Life would like to thank the Swainsboro Kiwanis Club and Alpha Omicron Pi sorority at Georgia Southern University for volunteering at the event.

   Through this event Cox, along with EGSC, raised awareness of the disease and money to provide medical research. Cox also wants to use the money raised to help find programs that benefit juvenile idiopathic arthritis patients and their families.