Mark your calendar
for next year’s Dash
on November 8, 2014 which will feature a new route. We’ll be dashing to KCK’s historic Strawberry Hill.
Visit donnelly.edu/dash throughout the year for updates and sponsorship information - plus photos and race results from this year.
Interested in joining the planning committee?
Contact Emily Buckley at
email@example.com or 913.621.8731.
More than 200 runners, walkers, volunteers and supporters showed their support at the 8th Annual Donnelly Dash on November 9th. The money raised – more than $10,000 – will be earmarked for the College’s health care programs and scholarships. The 5K Dash looped through neighborhoods to the west and east of campus. More than 100 students participate in Donnelly’s Practical Nursing and Allied Health Certificate programs (Community Health Worker, Pharmacy Tech, Nurse Aide and Practical Nursing) that the Dash supports.
“The Dash is so much fun that we’ve made it a family event - with kids and grandkids participating,” said Jerry Lonergan. “The best part is the chance to engage with great Donnelly students who are present throughout the race, along the course, enthusiastically cheering each runner. It’s a great way to spend a Saturday morning!”
Unified Government Commissioner Brian McKiernan, ’76, cheered on runners and led the award ceremony as the event’s emcee. He was supported by an array of Donnelly student and staff volunteers who helped organize the race.
Cerner Corporation, a long-standing Dash
sponsor, and Wyandot Inc were presenting sponsors for the 2013 Dash. Other sponsors included Providence Medical Center, the Kansas City Board of Public Utilities, and the Prime Health Foundation. In-kind sponsors – including Panera Bread, Broadway Roasting Company, Treat America and foremost, Donnelly’s own food service provider, Bistro Kids – provided a delicious breakfast.
Dash promotional partners included Community Housing of Wyandotte County, Kansas City Kansas Public Schools, Latino Health for All Coalition, and Donnelly’s student-led,
Healthy Student Organization.