WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) — Despite the rain, runners and walkers took part in the 7th Annual Iggy’s Doughboy Dash at Oakland Beach in Warwick.
Proceeds from the 5K family fun run benefit the A-T Children’s Project. Ataxia-telangiectasia, or “A-T,” is a progressive, degenerative disease that affects a startling variety of body systems. It does not have a cure.
Come down to Iggy’s in Warwick for the @DoughboyDash. You run a 5K and eat a doughboy doing it- benefitting the A-T Children’s project . A-T is a rare genetic disease with no cure @wpri12 pic.twitter.com/GWylyQ1qDX— Yianni Kourakis (@YianniKourakis) May 5, 2019
Runners were encouraged to eat an Iggy’s doughboy in the middle of their race Sunday.
This year’s race honored Zach McMillan, who lives with A-T, and the memory of Andrew Martin, who also had the disease.
Money raised will go toward research and helping families who have a loved one with the disease.
Eyewitness Sports Anchor Yianni Kourakis emceed the event which had a great turnout.
Learn more about A-T, or find resources and ways to help right now on the A-T Children’s Project website.