Menifee USD Team Dedicates Race to Survivor Susan Rood
Picture of the Survivor Sister Group Menifee USD team will wear on their race shirts. On Sunday, O...
|Picture of the Survivor Sister Group Menifee USD team will wear on their race shirts.|
The event offers a little something for everyone and every pace, with a 5K self timed competitive race at 8 am, a 5K walk at 9 am, a 1.5 mile family walk, and a 1-mile run for those under 10 years old.
This year the Menifee USD team will dedicate their race to Susan Rood, a 4th grade teacher at Ridgemoor Elementary School who has battled and beat breast cancer. After completing chemotherapy and 48 rounds of radiation she is back in the classroom and teaching again. Her positivity is an inspiration to many.
Team Captain and breast cancer survivor, Pat Laugalis, says, “ I have been really impressed with how Menifee USD gets involved… everybody comes together to work together, whether they’re volunteering, racing, or helping… it’s very inspirational.”
The team will wear shirts with a picture on the back of the group of survivors they are honoring, included in the group picture are both Laugalis and Rood. In addition each participant will done pictures and names of cancer victims and survivors they are personally remembering or honoring.
|Pat Laugalis with daughters, Breea Laugalis (right) and Erica Boyd (left).|