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Memorial Walk Celebrates Life of Baldwin Student

The 11th-annual walk is set for May 3.

The following was provided to Patch:

The 11th Annual Alex Wake Memorial 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk will take place on Saturday, May 3, 2014. The run will be a police supervised road race beginning and ending on The Baldwin School’s campus at 701 Montgomery Ave., Bryn Mawr, PA 19010. Medals will be awarded for participants 10 years and under through 60+ years. The course will include a 1 mile fun walk route.

Check in begins at 8 a.m. and the run/family fun walk begins at 9 a.m. Registration fees are $17 for students and $27 for adults.

 

Alexandra Wake, a gentle, talented 14 year old student at The Baldwin School, was the victim of a horrific act of domestic violence that took not only her life, but that of her mother and grandparents on January 15, 2002. 

Alex was an extraordinary young woman whose tragic death was an enormous loss to our community. Her contributions as a scholar, athlete and friend were invaluable. A hard working, intellectual Baldwin girl, she was empathetic and believed in building bridges and breaking down walls. Alex was a member of our cross country and track teams and this memorial run/walk is the medium by which we celebrate her life.

This Memorial Run/Walk also continues to provide our community at Baldwin and on the Main Line with a better understanding of and the resources available for women’s health, empowerment of women, and combating domestic violence. 

In addition to funding an endowed scholarship in Alex’s name, a percentage of the proceeds will help underwrite The Baldwin School’s Blue Gray Association and its endeavors in support of Baldwin athletics, including educational programs for all ages.


For online registration, click here (by May 2, 2014). For a printable flyer and registration form, please click here.

 

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