Greenfield 5K to benefit St. Jude


Fundraiser event hosted by ‘Team Julie’

By David Wright - dwright@civitasmedia.com



Kelly Zile-Cox, back left, and Dr. Melissa Gargasz, back right, pause for a photo at a previous fundraiser run with children, from left, McKenzi Cox, Julie Gargasz and Gabby Gargasz.


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A Greenfield 5K fundraiser, now in its fourth year, will benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in support of a former Greenfield family affected by cancer, according to coordinator Kelly Zile-Cox.

Zile-Cox, who works at West Main Urgent Care in Hillsboro, told The Times-Gazette that Dr. Melissa Gargasz, a McClain graduate who operated a private practice in Greenfield for a number of years, asked Zile-Cox to coordinate the event this year.

“Melissa has been one of my very good friends for a long time,” Zile-Cox said. “I just want to help.”

Zile-Cox said the event is put on by Team Julie, a group of family and friends supporting Gargasz’ young daughter, Julie, who is currently being treated for cancer.

Gargasz is currently the primary physician of an urgent care facility in Waynesville.

The 5K will be held Saturday, June 17 at the McClain High School track. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., and the run begins at 9 a.m. Registration costs $25, and includes a medal and a snack.

Those who register before May 30 will receive a medal the day of the race, while those who register after that can order the medal for a later date.

Spectators are also encouraged to attend and make donations.

Zile-Cox said all proceeds will be given to St. Jude.

Reach David Wright at 937-402-2570, or on Twitter @DavidWrighter.

Kelly Zile-Cox, back left, and Dr. Melissa Gargasz, back right, pause for a photo at a previous fundraiser run with children, from left, McKenzi Cox, Julie Gargasz and Gabby Gargasz.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/33/2017/05/web1_teamjulie-2.jpgKelly Zile-Cox, back left, and Dr. Melissa Gargasz, back right, pause for a photo at a previous fundraiser run with children, from left, McKenzi Cox, Julie Gargasz and Gabby Gargasz. Submitted photo
Fundraiser event hosted by ‘Team Julie’

By David Wright

dwright@civitasmedia.com