Mini-marathon for Charlestown player

Last November, Charlestown High School soccer player Lucas Taylor was diagnosed with acute t-cell leukemia.

Ever since hearing the news, Taylor’s team mates have been keen to do something to help and demonstrate their support for him and his struggles.

Taylor also attended middle school in Jeffersonville and his step father, Bill Ware, is a long time teacher/administrator, and football coach, with the Red Devils.

Therefore, the decision was made to host a mini-marathon between the two schools, to be run on Saturday April 9, and raise funds for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society.

It will begin at Charlestown High School at 10 a.m. and runners have the option to complete the entire run solo, or relay the distance at the six mile mark.

Anyone who wishes to join in the run should arrive at, or prior to, 9.15 a.m. to register. Participants are also being asked to generate at least $25 in donations to sponsor their run.

“So far we have raised money from people in both the Charlestown and Jeffersonville communities, as well as from New York City and Pecos County, Texas,” said Charlestown boys’ head coach Andrew Smith. “We look forward to seeing what our total monetary contribution will come to when completed on Saturday.”

 If you are interested in running, volunteering your time or making a donation please contact coach Smith at:


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