Erin Olmsted was just 17 when a drunken driver cut her life short.
For the last seven years, her family has used their loss to save other lives, and to benefit students at Erin's high school. The seventh annual Erin's AAIM for Change 5K run/walk is set for Sunday, Sept. 15 in Orland Park.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorists (AAIM) and the Erin E. Olmsted Memorial Scholarship Fund, which provides scholarship money to graduating seniors at Carl Sandburg High School in Orland Park. AAIM is an Illinois-based non-profit organization supporting victims of drunk driving.
Read about Erin's story, told by her mother, Sandy Olmsted, on her website.
The Erin’s AAIM for Change Foundation has raised $63,000 for AAIM and $57,000 for scholarships from the last six races, according to Erin’s father Gerry Olmsted.
On Saturday, the first ever Illumin8K will be held at Orland Township. The 8K walk/run is being held to raise awareness about suicide and to boost efforts to help people in need.
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MondayComputer Basics Palos Park Recreation Dept. Offers ADULT GOLF LESSONS
TuesdayClean Up Your Computer
The Downton Abbey Kitchen with Chef Kate Bradley
WednesdayGreen Team Time with Miss Emily
KIDS Rock Youth Clubs
ThursdayAfternoons at OPPL: A Celebration of Johnny Carson
Prostate Cancer Screening
FridayOur Lady of the Woods Jewelry & Purse sale
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