5K inside South Range High benefits man with cancer

South Range hosted a 5K walk and run in the halls to benefit Henry Marsilio, who was diagnosed with leukemia this summer

South Range hosted a 5K walk and run in the halls to benefit Henry Marsilio, who was diagnosed with leukemia this summer. The event was originally scheduled to be outdoors, but snow changed the plans.

CANFIELD, Ohio (WKBN) – Running in the school halls usually isn’t permitted.

But on Sunday, it was allowed at South Range High School in the name of raising money to help a family fight cancer.

South Range hosted a 5K walk and run in the halls to benefit Henry Marsilio, who was diagnosed with leukemia this summer. The event was originally scheduled to be outdoors, but snow changed the plans.

Over 100 people showed up and participated in the Chinese Auction after the race.

Event organizer Nick Deal is best friends with Marsilio’s son. When he heard the news, he knew he wanted to help out.

“We found out on Senior Night,” said Deal, a South Range senior. “And I was kind of unsure of what senior project I wanted to do. And then right then and there I knew what I wanted to do — a benefit to help support him, and you know, so all the funds are going towards him.”

Deal estimates that they raised a couple thousand dollars for the Marsilio family.

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