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5K Glow Run to Promote Traffic Safety

Kailee Mills Foundation hosting event

Runners, on your mark, get set, glow! Houston area residents will have an opportunity to compete in a colorful charity fundraiser when the Kailee Mills Foundation hosts a 5 kilometer “Glow Run” the evening of June 23 at Klein Oak High School.

Funds raised by the charity event will support the non-profit foundation’s mission of educating young and old alike on the value of safe driving and seat belt use.

What’s a glow run? Prior to the start of the event, participants will be given two packets of black light-responsive color powder to sprinkle on themselves or others. They may run or walk the course as they desire. Participants will pass through stations at each kilometer marker where more powder or liquid glow paint will be applied. After the event, the now colorful participants can attend a party with music provided by a local DJ in a black light environment.

Registration for the 5K Glow Run is online at Early bird registration fees until June 9 are $35 for adults and $25 for kids under 12. After that, fees for adults will be $40, with registration closing June 16. This event is kid-friendly and children under three years old can participate for free.

Check-in for the run is at 5 p.m., with the run starting at 7:30 p.m. Participants also receive a commemorative T-shirt and a glow bracelet before the run. This event has the potential to stain clothing, so runners are advised to choose their running attire with this in mind.

Following the run, a three-day stay at Paige’s Place seaside fishing cottage in Port Mansfield, courtesy of the Trinity Oaks non-profit organization, also will be raffled off.

Sixteen-year-old Klein Collins High School student Kailee Mills was killed just blocks from her home in Spring in a single vehicle rollover accident the night of Oct. 28, 2017. She briefly unbuckled her seat belt just prior to the accident and was thrown from the vehicle. Her three teen companions were wearing their belts and survived unharmed.

Kailee’s parents, David and Wendy Mills of Spring, have established the non-profit Kailee Mills Foundation to carry the message of seat belt use and traffic safety to teens everywhere. All proceeds from this event will go toward teen driving safety awareness efforts in the Greater Houston Area and toward building scholarships for youth affected by loss of a parent or sibling due to a motor vehicle accident.

Those who are unable to attend the 5K Glow Run can still contribute via PayPal to or by direct mail to the Kailee Mills Foundation at 4625 FM 2920 #113, Spring, TX 77388.


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