About the Debbie Green Memorial 5K
The story began in 1970, when seven-year-old Debbie Green of Benwood, WV was diagnosed with leukemia. Her family held a benefit called “Debbie Green Day” to support Debbie during her courageous battle against cancer. Unfortunately, Debbie lost her battle after two years, passing away in 1972 – but hope and support lives on through the Debbie Green Memorial 5K.
Since the 1990s, the Debbie Green Memorial 5K Run / Walk for Leukemia has grown to be one of the most popular racing events in the region. The first-class running event starts and ends in Wheeling’s beautiful Heritage Port and is a fast course that attracts running talent locally, nationally, and even globally.
Not everyone has to compete, however! The 5K includes a walk for those who want to raise the funds without pulling the muscles. Along with the 5K, the event includes the “Green Mile,” a one-mile race with pizza, awards, door prizes and music. Children can also take part in the event by running “Debbie’s Dash,” a 100-yard dash for children ages 9 and under.
Hartley Law Group, PLLC – Wheeling Personal Injury Lawyers
Hartley Law Group, PLLC is a proud sponsor of this worthy event. Our Wheeling, WV personal injury firm cares for the well-being of others and strives to recover monetary compensation for injury victims. We have won extensive settlements and verdicts for mesothelioma, blood cancers, lung cancer, and other serious work-related illnesses and injuries.