West Albany High School student Taylor Pokorney is honoring her father by organizing a 5K run/walk to support the Intrepid Fallen Heroes fund. She organized the fundraiser in memory of her father and in support of the nonprofit, which helped her and her mother after her father was killed in action in Iraq when she was two.
“These intrepid centers help military members that come back with PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) and TBI (traumatic brain injury) and other conditions,” Taylor says. “They sacrifice everything every day for us. So why not give back?”
Read more and see a video interview of Taylor.
The 5K run is open to all. It is scheduled for Nov. 12 at 9 a.m. There is also a 5K walk, which will begin at 9:15. The course starts at West Albany High School.