The second annual Hummingbird 5K & 10K Run Safe Driving Initiative will take place at the Cracker-barrel Fairgrounds in Wrentham, MA on April 30 at 10 a.m. Walk, run, or cheer on the participants while enjoying the free entertainment provided by talented bands and dancers.
In honor of Elizabeth K. Giordano who lost her life in 2009 due to distracted driving, this race is a natural extension of her mission to improve the lives of those around her and through our safe driving initiative we are asking our participants and supporters to pledge never to text and drive. Proceeds of the race will go toward scholarships in Elizabeth’s name to high school seniors as well as one to her alma mater, Curry College, and 10 scholarships to In Control Crash Prevention, a non-profit that teaches safe driving on a closed course.
This year we are awarding three $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors. To enter the random drawing students must sign up for the race and attend on April 30th and either walk, run, or volunteer. At the end of the race, there will be a random drawing and three winners will walk away with a $1,000 scholarship. Must be present to win! It’s that easy – no essay, no questionnaire, no GPA, no FAFSA. Sign up, show up, and hopefully win money for college.
About Elizabeth Giordano
Elizabeth Giordano is a Wrentham, MA native who lost her life at the age of 24 in a fatal car accident caused by distracted driving in May of 2009. Whether she was waiting tables at the Colonial Blackington Inn and Café Assisi, attending classes at King Phillip Regional High School, Curry College, or later working at Enterprise, she made a positive impact on every life she touched. A truly selfless individual, Elizabeth put others first which is why she pursued a degree in sociology and psychology. Elizabeth danced and sang her way through life. She was generous, kind, and vivacious, a truly amazing woman who changed our lives forever!