The COVID-19 crisis has been incredible, in every sense of the word.
As things slowly return to normal, one thing that won't be normal for a while is running races, like 5Ks. Although runners can't be physically next to their competitors, they can do the next best thing.
Cam Atkinson and Ohio Health have teamed up to create the Force Network Fund Virtual 5K, which you can register for or donate here.
- Registration for the 5K is $35, and registration for the Kids Run is $15.
- Registration ends May 31, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT
- Proceeds will be used to by OhioHealth to purchase reliable and rapid COVID-19 testing equipment.
Per the FNF's website, "[FNF] was founded by Columbus Blue Jackets forward Cam Atkinson and his uncle, Rob Robben, as a way to give back to the best military and first responder charitable organizations. Cam has many family members that serve as first responders and in the military, so he wanted to find a way to give back. FNF is a charitable fund-of-funds, allowing the donor a level of trust that their donation will be properly used and dispersed to vetted organizations."
While the impact that hockey players have on the ice can be measured by all kinds of statistics, their impact in the communities around them is one of the most important aspects of their skillset.
To date, FNF has "raised $290,000 and given over $270,000 to funds and organizations such as: Fallen 15, Operation Military Kids, Save a Warrior, USO of Central and Southern Ohio and many more."
We're all in this together, and it's good to see Atkinson step up in this time of need.