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Join Curry's Auto and Dulles South Youth Sports for a 5K and Fun Run

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South Riding, VA - Curry' Auto Service is sponsoring the Dulles South Youth Sports 5K and Fun Run for ALS Research at 8 a.m., Saturday, March 19. The event will take place at the Dulles South Multipurpose Center, 24950 South Riding Center, South Riding, VA. 

Fifty percent of the funds from the race proceeds will go to the University of Pittsburgh Center for ALS Research. The other 50% of proceeds will benefit the field fund of Dulles South Youth Sports (DSYS). Interest earned from the field fund is used to provide scholarships to children in the community who need financial help paying the registration fees.

Known as Lou Gehrig's disease, ALS (Amotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) is a genetic disease which affects the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, causing loss of muscle strength, coordination and difficulty breathing. The disease usually develops after age 50 and results in death within three to five years.

DSYS is a local non-profit organization aimed at developing the character of tomorrow's leaders by promoting physical activity, teamwork , leadership and respect for others. Close to 1,000 area children and teens participate in the DSYS leagues. Matt Curry, owner of Curry's Auto Service, raised $209,000 tolaunch Dulles South Youth Sports (DSYS) in 2003.

Participants are encouraged to choose an existing beneficiary and create their own campaign page: (http://www.active.com/donations/login/?returnTo=%2Fdonations%2Forg%5Fpick%2Ecfm%3Feventid%3D1920028). Volunteers are also needed for the race. Contact NRashe@gmail.com.

Prizes for the 5K will be awarded to the top three male and female finishers and the first male and female in each age category. The Fun Run is a mile-long, untimed event for youngsters. All finishers will receive a prize. Parents are invited to run with their young athletes.

Registration fees for the 5K race will be $30 until March 17 and $35 the day of the race. Registration for the Fun Run is $10. Participants can register athttp://www.currys-dsys5k.com/. Online registration closes on Thursday, March 17.

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