This month is nationally known as breast cancer awareness month and one local non-profit organization is gearing up to continuing on the legacy for a woman who battled cancer for nine years. Venecia’s Foundation was founded in 2013 by Venicia herself, who had been first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006.
The foundation was founded with a mission to help comfort cancer patients and their families. Venecia began packing comfort bags for patients to use while they were undergoing chemotherapy. In those comfort packages were items like gas cards, and inspirational messages to help brighten their days. After Venecia’s passing, her sister Randa Carroll, took over the foundation. Carroll believes that the foundation was meant to be her sister’s legacy.
In order for the foundation to provide comfort packages, they host several events throughout the year in order to raise money. This weekend will be their biggest event of the year known as the CRAP 5k walk-run. Carroll shares with us where the unique name CRAP originated from.
The CRAP 5k walk-run will begin at 7pm in downtown Piedmont at the Farmers and Merchants Bank. More than 170 people have already registered to participate in the 5k. Online registration is closed but Carroll says it’s not too late to participate, applications will be accepted until 15 minutes before the 5k begins.
If you would like participate in the CRAP 5k visit Venecia’s Foundations’ physical location at 108 North Center Avenue in Piedmont to fill out an application. To simply make a donation to the foundation visit their website at www.VeneciasFoundation.org.