The Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders participated in the 12th Annual Women in Distress SAFEWALK-RUN 5K at Markham Park. As honorary chairs they assisted in the promotion and awareness of the walk, as well as leading the group warm-ups and announcing the race winners. Over 1,200 individuals showed up at 7:30 a.m. to run or walk in the 5K and support the cause to end domestic violence. McKenzie, one of the cheerleaders who ran the 5K, placed third in the women’s division.
“I have enjoyed running for a few years now, it helps keep me in shape while I am cheering during the season,” McKenzie said. “Plus it is so much fun to run a 5K with your friends on the team; we stay motivated knowing that it is all to support a great cause! It was moving for me to see the silent witness memorials at the event, which were silhouettes of victims deceased. Knowing that the funds provided by the 5K will help finance the new WID facility which will give shelter to families troubled by domestic violence, made me realize that we can make a difference in the local community simply by participating. Hearing my name announced, that I placed in the race portion was a bonus!”
For more information about the Women in Distress organization or how you can help, log on to: http://www.womenindistress.org/safewalk-run.html.