Scott Carlson Memorial Road Race surpasses half-million in donations

The memory of Scott Carlson lives on and his inspiration has raised more than $500,000 in the last 14 years in the fight against ALS.

Last Thursday, Mayor Scott Avedisian made a point to congratulate the organizers and participants of the Scott Carlson Memorial Road Race 5K run/walk on their milestone. Funds benefit the ALS Association-Rhode Island Chapter.

“I am proud to recognize the extraordinary efforts of a dedicated group of volunteers, athletes, and spectators who gather every year to honor Scott’s memory and raise money for such a worthwhile cause,” Avedisian said. “It’s incredible that in a relatively short time they have raised such a significant amount of money on behalf of all those who are affected by this disease.”

Just over 600 runners/walkers gathered under a bright, sunny sky at Goddard Park on Saturday, April 19, joined by hundreds of spectators and a volunteer group of at least 60 strong. Volunteers come from all walks of life, according to Judy Pratt, race director, with the largest contingent from the East Greenwich Rotary Club, as well as many from the New England Institute of Technology’s Rotaract Club, Warwick Veterans Memorial High School, and Boy Scout Troop 1/East Greenwich.

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