16-Year-Old’s Memory Cherished

09/07/2017 - 10:28

art-2017-5-10k1.pngARLINGTON, VA — The third annual "Survive the 5" road races will be held Oct. 22 in memory of a 16-year-old girl who lost her life in a car crash.

The 5K and 10K races are sponsored by The Art of Driving, an educational awareness program for teen drivers and their parents. The program was founded by Robin Thompson in memory of her daughter, Ashley Renee. Ashley lost her life in a single vehicle crash on June 10, 2003, at the age of sixteen.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death for 15-20 year olds. Every year approximately 3,000 teens die on our nation’s highways and another 300,000 suffer severe injuries and lifelong disabilities. The National Safety Council sees the issue as a national health crisis, so should every teen and parent, the foundation advises.
The 10K begins at 8:45 a.m., the 5K at 9 a.m.

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