September 22, 2017

Hope So Bright Organization hosts annual 5k walk in Hermosa Beach

The Hope So Bright Organization hosts their annual Hero Walk in Hermosa Beach on June 10. They hosted several other runs this year in other locations in Southern California.

Michael Todd

Online News Editor

The Hope So Bright organization will host their first annual 5k walk in Hermosa Beach on June 10 in order to raise awareness for children who struggle with ADHD.

The ADHD Hero Walk will begin at 7:30 a.m. on Pier Avenue in Hermosa Beach. According to the organization’s website, these runs are hosted in order to raise money to support community organizations that help the disadvantaged and underserved youth.

“I believe that this is a great way to raise awareness about this certain issue,” participant and Costa sophomore William Ralyea said. “There are many kids who struggle with ADHD so this is a great way to help them.”

There will be live music, games and, many arts and crafts centers for the everyone at the event. The Hope So Bright organization hosts many other walks like this one around Southern California in places such as San Diego and Long Beach.

“It sounds like a fun time and something that I would like to participate in,” sophomore Wyatt Saltzman said. “I would like to become more involved after attending this event.”

Video: The Hope So Bright hosts their annual Hero Walk which allows kids who struggle with ADHD to express themselves.

People of all ages are invited to participate in this walk. One purpose of this event is to take action in addressing the urgency for change and alternative treatments to prescription medication for those who suffer with ADHD, according to the website.

“I’m excited for this event because it will be my first time participating in something for this cause,” Ralyea said. “I hope that I will be able to attend future events as well and participate more in the future.”

The run is five kilometers long, which is equal to approximately 3.1 miles. Participants will run through downtown Hermosa, through the city and finish in the same place where the race began.

“I hope to attend more events in the future,” Saltzman said. “It sounds like a great cause that the whole community could get behind.”

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