May 8, 2020

DSACO Run for Down Syndrome Virtual 5k

DSACO Run for Down Syndrome Virtual 5k

DSACO Run for Down Syndrome Virtual 5k

For 10 years, the 2FGR Run for Down Syndrome has been a proud tradition of supporting the down syndrome community in Central Ohio. It holds a special place in the heart of the NAC Family, as our own Doug Cochran, Westerville, sits on its Board.

This year, due to the impact of the COVID-19 crisis, the 2FGR RFDS event, originally scheduled for May 21, has been changed to a “virtual run” with proceeds of the event going toward the DSACO (Down Syndrome Association of Central Ohio) Financial Assistance Program. The DSACO Financial Assistance Program is open to any families experiencing financial hardship because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit to learn more or donate.

A virtual run means that all registered participants will receive a race t-shirt and a custom race bib. Participants will be encouraged, but are not required, to run the Kids run or their 5K/10K on Thursday, May 21. Virtual runners will be able to post their times (details will be sent on event day) and will be encouraged to post their photos across social media outlets. Please be sure to visit the 2FGR Run’s website if you’re interested in participating!

UPDATE May 15, 2020

To show their support for DSACO and this year’s virtual 5k, members of the NAC Jacksonville Family are participating in a group 5k, walking laps around the office’s nearby pond. Thanks to Michelle Parmentier who came up with the idea and measured the distance (for anyone wondering, 12.25 laps around the pond = 5k!). anyone is encouraged to participate virtually, but we love the NAC Family spirit being spearheaded by Michelle, and we encourage other team members to suggest ways that groups of the NAC Family can virtually show our support!

UPDATE May 22, 2020

Thanks to Michelle Parmentier in the Ponte Vedra office for spearheading the Accounting team and a few others to participate in the virtual 5k supporting the Down Syndrome Association of Central Ohio (DSACO). The team logged laps throughout the day and kept up virtually in a Teams group chat, posting updates for each other – and resident NAC race captain/DSACO Board Member Doug Cochran.

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