5K run to benefit Spring Grove family
A 5K Water Run and 1-mile Fun Run is set for Saturday to help a Spring Grove family pay for their daughter's medical expenses.
Matt and Krista Robinsons' daughter Amaya was diagnosed prebirth with a spinal condition, spina bifida, and a chromosome disorder, teraploidy, according to a news release from Providence Community Church in Jackson Township.
The 6-month-old Amaya spent her first four months at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, undergoing several different surgeries, according to the release.
The Providence Community Church will host their third annual Water Run, starting at the Spring Grove Area High School, according to the release. The run will start at 8 a.m. and all proceeds will go to the Robinson's to benefit the treatment of Amaya and the financial burden on her family, the release states.
The church heard about the Robinson's story through a member of the congregation, said Matt Ford, the vertical director at the church.
It was an easy decision to help the local family, he said.
"They're just the strongest people. Loving, loyal and dedicated to their daughter," Ford said.
Between registration costs and donations from local businesses, the church has raised more than $6,000, the most ever raised by the event, he said.
Runners will go through a variety of waterfalls and dodge blasts of water from spectators, according to the release.
"The Water Run is just a fun time for you to just rub shoulders and do life with others in the community," Ford said.