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Anti-Violence Trek Set For Sunday

May 16, 2009 — The sixth annual Walk/Run Against Violence — a two-mile trek from the Coast Guard dock on St. Thomas to Addelita Cancryn Junior High School and back — kicks off at 4 p.m. Sunday.
The event honors the memory of 18-year-old Jason Carroll, who was gunned down in the middle of the afternoon about nine years ago. Months after his death, Jason's mother Celia Carroll started a local chapter of Mothers Against Guns, a non-profit organization geared toward ending gun violence in the territory.
The Walk/Run Against Violence is one of the organization's biggest events, raising money for the Jason Carroll Memorial Fund, which offers scholarships to the University of the Virgin Islands for local high school students.
Those who haven't already registered to run can do so on race day, starting at 2:30 p.m. The fee is $10 for adults and $5 for children age 17 and under.
Prizes will be awarded to the overall winners, along with the first, second and third place finishers in each division. Categories run from 12 years and under, to age 60 and older. Parental consent is required for participants under 18 years old. The first 300 finishers also receive a T-shirt, while the first 200 finishers will receive medals and other prizes.
The event is sponsored by St. Thomas Radiology Associates and Elizabeth James Silver Source in Red Hook.
For additional information on the Walk/Run Against Violence, call Celia Carroll at 775-9337.
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May 16, 2009 -- The sixth annual Walk/Run Against Violence -- a two-mile trek from the Coast Guard dock on St. Thomas to Addelita Cancryn Junior High School and back -- kicks off at 4 p.m. Sunday.
The event honors the memory of 18-year-old Jason Carroll, who was gunned down in the middle of the afternoon about nine years ago. Months after his death, Jason's mother Celia Carroll started a local chapter of Mothers Against Guns, a non-profit organization geared toward ending gun violence in the territory.
The Walk/Run Against Violence is one of the organization's biggest events, raising money for the Jason Carroll Memorial Fund, which offers scholarships to the University of the Virgin Islands for local high school students.
Those who haven't already registered to run can do so on race day, starting at 2:30 p.m. The fee is $10 for adults and $5 for children age 17 and under.
Prizes will be awarded to the overall winners, along with the first, second and third place finishers in each division. Categories run from 12 years and under, to age 60 and older. Parental consent is required for participants under 18 years old. The first 300 finishers also receive a T-shirt, while the first 200 finishers will receive medals and other prizes.
The event is sponsored by St. Thomas Radiology Associates and Elizabeth James Silver Source in Red Hook.
For additional information on the Walk/Run Against Violence, call Celia Carroll at 775-9337.
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