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Kirk Goodwin Run to honor former ACU student, raise funds for local medical expenses

For immediate release
April 19, 2005

The Abilene Christian University annual 5K Kirk Goodwin Run will be Saturday, April 23 at 8:30 a.m. beginning in front of the Administration building.  The run honors an ACU student who died in 1984 and raises funds to help local families with medical bills. 

Kirk Goodwin was a member of Galaxy men's social club in 1983 and an athlete on the ACU track team.  He died in 1984 in a car accident, and Galaxy began the Kirk Goodwin Victory Run in his honor to help his family with medical bills. The family asked Galaxy to continue the run each year to help other families in similar situations.

 "I love the Kirk Goodwin Run because it is a lot bigger than Galaxy," said Scott Brooks, president of the social club. "You will notice that on the shirts, Galaxy and ACU cannot be seen because this race is about one thing: honoring Kirk.  We honor him through remembering him and blessing others in his name."

Galaxy and ACU's Students' Association work together to connect the anonymous donations with families in the community that have unpaid medical bills.

Everyone is invited to participate. Registration and $10 donations for the run will take place Monday through Friday in the Campus Center Ticket windows. A free T-shirt will be given to participants and donors. 

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