The Trinity Foundation held its 11th annual Heart and Sole 5K this past Easter weekend. Since its inception in 2010, the Heart and Sole 5K has benefited cardiac rehabilitation efforts for our local hospital, TidalHealth. Prior to this year’s event, we were presented with an opportunity to help the 1-year grandson of one of Trinity’s team members.
Dawson Lankford, the son of Steve and Jessica, and grandson of Burnie Lankford, was diagnosed with Leukemia in late 2020. He’s undergone several procedures, such as a bone marrow biopsy, a spinal tap, and several blood transfusions. Dawson also started chemotherapy just two days after being diagnosed. Both Steve and Jessica were out of work for the first week that Dawson was in the hospital. Now, Steve is back to work while Jessica stays with their son.
While the “heart” in our event title has always referred to cardiac rehab efforts, this year that word has taken on a different meaning. Through the support received, we feel the heart of our community, the heart of our gracious sponsors, and the heart of those who have lifted up the Lankford family as they continue to win this fight.
The 11th annual Heart and Sole 5K had a wonderful turnout with 204 runners/walkers. In total, we were able to raise $55,175.25 to support Dawson and his family! It is also important to note that prior to the event, it was announced that Dawson was in remission and cancer-free! We are immensely grateful for the turnout of the event, the money that was raised, and support from our sponsors and community.
Learn more about the Trinity Foundation and their efforts.
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