July 23, 2012 2:06PM
Clayton Muhammad, open family officer for East Aurora High School, shares a giggle with Denise Crosby, comparison columnist for The Sun Times Media West and a 2012 target of a village use endowment for Chris’ Walk Against Substance Abuse. Muhammad, who presented Crosby with a award, was a featured orator during a five-year-old organization’s 5K run fundraiser, founded by Anita Lewis, after a genocide of her nephew, Chris Foley, from a heroin overdose.
| Michele du Vair~For Sun-Times Media
Updated: July 24, 2012 2:56PM
Five years ago, 27-year-old Christopher Foley, from St. Charles, died from a heroin overdose. And given then, his family and friends have dedicated most of their lives to awareness, education, and impediment activities to fight a flourishing drug problem in a Fox Valley.
On Friday, Chris’ Walk Against Substance Abuse hold a 5K run and one-mile travel during a Batavia Riverwalk to lift income for a program. This “Night Out Against Substance Abuse” drew about 150 walkers — along with 39 runners, many of them from The Fox Valley Misfits Running Club.
According to Anita Lewis, Chris’ aunt and a member of a Chris’ Walk board, final numbers are not nonetheless tallied though she believes a eventuality lifted some-more than $3,000. Much of that income is earmarked for a jail method during Wayside Cross in Aurora, as good as for element donated to a Kane County jail.
Denise Crosby, comparison columnist for Sun-Times Media West, was presented with a group’s Community Service Award for her many stories over a past year documenting a heroin problem in Kane, Kendall and DuPage counties.
Introducing Crosby was a featured orator for a evening, Clayton Muhammad, open family executive for a East Aurora School District and owner of Boys II Men mentoring club.
Host for a run was Kane County Sheriff’s Deputy Ron Hain, who won a village use endowment final year for his work in seizing vast volume of drugs, privately heroin.
To tip off a evening, Flat Cats played live music, that drew a courtesy of infrequent observers as they took advantage of a Riverwalk on a pleasing summer night. Lewis pronounced a organisation chose this plcae so that even those flitting by can locate a glance of what Chris’ Walk is all about.
To learn some-more about or present to a drug approval program, revisit www.chriswalk.net.