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Boosterthon Fun Run to raise funds for Desert Willow Elementary


CAVE CREEK – Desert Willow Elementary School will host a Boosterthon Fun Run event on Friday, Sept. 16, culminating a nine-day program that raises much-needed funds for Desert Willow and inspires students to live healthy, character-filled lives.

Students will run, on average, 30-35 laps together to themed music at the event. This year’s Boosterthon character theme is Backyard Box Office, which will introduce more than 1.3 million students in 1,900 schools across the nation to five real-life, inspiring students, whose world-changing ideas will prepare today’s youth to implement their own ideas. Community members in the Cave Creek area are welcome to come cheer the students on as they run in the Boosterthon Fun Run. Students will participate in the Boosterthon during their specials time.

Boosterthon introduces students to kids who have made a difference in their community and helps students find ways to improve the world around them. The Boosterthon Fun Run program also includes the “Student Star video.” Parents can cast their child as the star in a short film by uploading his or her picture at Parents can then share their customized video to ask friends and family for support in a fun and light way. Families who create and share their video raise an additional $90 compared to those who do not.

As part of the experience, Boosterthon will host a giveback initiative this year called “A Million Students Strong,” which leverages the collective impact of more than 1 million students by donating meals to Feeding America food banks in local communities. Every time a class reaches $30 per lap, Boosterthon will provide three meals to local individuals in need. Boosterthon’s goal is to provide 160,000 meals across the country and raise awareness about hunger in U.S. communities.

For more information about the Boosterthon program, visit For more information on the Desert Willow Elementary event, visit