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June 5, 2014

FLiPing to help others

Saturday area residents will have the opportunity to support a cause and learn about a rare disease called acute fatty liver in pregnancy or AFLP during the FLiP Foundations FLiP to the 80s 5K/10K run/walk and fair at Eastside Park.

AFLP is most common in the third trimester of pregnancy and attacks the organs.

Event organizer Jenilee Counsil, whose brother and sister-in-law, Garrett and Tricia Roark, lost their son, Gage, to AFLP, said the proceeds from the event will benefit Head Start as well as to the Daviess County Community Foundation for renovations to the former theater on Main Street.

“Our foundation was started to help Garrett and Tricia and raise awareness for AFLP, but we are hoping to do more to help pay it forward and help those in need,” said Counsil.

Registration for the 5K/10K will begin at 8:30 a.m. with the event stepping off at 9 a.m. Cost of registration is $25 per person or a group of four for $80.

At the conclusion of the running/walking event, Counsil said there will be nearly two dozen vendors selling food and other items as well as kids activities.

“We have music, face painting, clowns, balloon animals and other free kids activities that will be taking place after the run is finished,” she said.

The foundation has hosted other events in last several months including a color run last fall and kids and vendor fair. For more information find the FLiP Foundation on Facebook or email the-flip-foundation@hotmail.com .

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