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OsteoChallenge 5K Raises $450 for Osteoporosis Foundation

Posted: April 9, 2014

Penn State Dairy Science Club hosts OsteoChallenge with 45 runners and walkers participating to raise funds.
Front Row, from left - Mikayla Fulper, Co-Chair Emily Shaw and Chair Rebecca Shaw; Back row - PA Alternate Dairy Princess Danielle Varner, Sarabeth Royer, Amy Kraus, Andy Calderwood, Luke Trice and Lindsay Royer.

Front Row, from left - Mikayla Fulper, Co-Chair Emily Shaw and Chair Rebecca Shaw; Back row - PA Alternate Dairy Princess Danielle Varner, Sarabeth Royer, Amy Kraus, Andy Calderwood, Luke Trice and Lindsay Royer.

Forty-five runners and walkers participated in the 2014 OsteoChallenge 5K Run/Walk sponsored by Penn State's Dairy Science Club, raising $450 to benefit the National Osteoporosis Foundation.  The 12th annual event was held at the Dairy Research and Education Center on April 6.

Rebecca Shaw served as chair and Emily Shaw was co-chair with other club members volunteering with registration, refreshments and preparing the course. Pennsylvania's Alternate Dairy Princess Danielle Varner spoke to participants about the importance of dairy products in the diet. The Foundation promotes education, research, and prevention for the disease which affects more than 10 million Americans, and provided handouts to participants.

Each participant received a t-shirt with the race theme: "#ONETEAM Fighting Osteoporosis."

The top three runners were Kyle Rutter, Jonathon Thurley and Tyler Shaw. Prizes for the top runners in the different age divisions were donated by Cargill, Wegman's and Meyer Dairy.

The Dairy Science Club greatly appreciated the refreshment donations and other give-aways donated by Galliker's Dairy.

Sponsors for this year's OsteoChallenge included the Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association, Penn England LLC, PennAg Industries, TrotAcre Farm, Cowlicks, Blue Lantern Bed and Breakfast, Penn State Equine Research Team, The Center For Dairy Excellence, PA Dairyman's Association, Broadrun Farms and Rowland Creative.

OsteoChallenge is one of many events organized by Dairy Science club members at Penn State.  For a complete listing of club events, please visit http://www.clubs.psu.edu/up/dairyscienceclub/

To find more information on the prevention of osteoporosis or make your own donation, please visit http://nof.org.