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Laps for Lauren

5K event raises funds, cancer awareness

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ABOVE: Walkers circle the Benjamin Logan High School track Sunday in Laps for Lauren. Participants wore tutus in memory of the girl’s love for dance. FRONT PAGE PHOTO: Emily Mathys paints a butterfly onto the face of Megan McManaway Sunday during “Laps for Lauren” at Benjamin Logan High School. Megan’s twin sister, Lauren, passed away July 31 of ovarian cancer. Sunday’s event raised money for funeral expenses and recognized September as ovarian cancer awareness month. (EXAMINER PHOTOS | NATE SMITH)

Friends and family of parents still dealing with the death of their little girl came together once again to raise funds and cancer awareness Sunday during an event at Benjamin Logan High School.

Classmates of Kellie Webb McManaway organized “Laps for Lauren,” a 5K-1 mile run and walk that raised well over $1,000 to help with medical and funeral expenses as a result of the death of Lauren Elizabeth McManaway, who died July 31 of ovarian cancer at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus.

“For people that I haven’t seen in years to step up and donate their time and money and resources the way they have is truly touching,” Ms. McManaway said of her fellow 1991 Benjamin Logan High School graduates.  

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