In January of 2015, Pleasant Valley UMC lost a longtime friend to ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Becky Epton’s passing was felt by many in our congregation, and her friends and family still miss the woman who was a devoted wife and mother, a consistent volunteer in the community, and an active member of the UMW and our church.
A few months after her passing, there was some discussion as to how we could best honor the contribution Becky made and to remember the impact she had on our church. It was in this discussion that the idea of running a 5k was first brought up. We are now very happy and excited to share the news that what was once an idea has now become a reality.
The 2nd Annual Becky Epton Memorial 5k on April 22nd, 2017 is something we want to be an annual event in the South Riding / Chantilly areas. Channeling the heart that Becky had for her family, for her church, and for her community the event will serve as a fundraiser for the ALS association. A portion of the $35 registration fee will go as a donation towards research and prevention of this disease. This is the best way that we know to give back and also to help us remember the kind of spirit that we are called to have towards caring for others.
For complete race details or to register, click HERE.