Olde Towne Medical & Dental Center was recently presented with the proceeds from an annual 8k run that raises money for ovarian cancer research, testing and education.
John O’Hare, race director for the Karene O’Hare Ovarian Cancer Memorial Run, presented the medical and dental center with a $10,000 check last week.
The race, held annually in the fall, raises money to help OTMDC offer screening, education, testing and treatment of ovarian cancer to uninsured women between the ages of 40 and 64, a news release states.
Olde Towne has received $44,000 over the past five years from the run and has had more than 337 people participate.
The seventh annual run will be held at New Quarter Park in Williamsburg on Sept. 12.
The Williamsburg Community Foundation is currently accepting applications from Williamsburg-James City County School Division seniors for an annual scholarship.
The foundation, which works to build permanent, flexible endowment funds for the community and serves as a resource for charities, awards scholarships of $1,000 to seniors at Warhill, Jamestown and Lafayette high schools based on the students’ curriculum difficulty, class rank, extracurricular activities, financial aid and a short essay.
Applicants must write a short essay answering one of four prompts:
- What do you consider to be the single most important issue facing college students today?
- Describe an example in which you have demonstrated leadership inside or outside of school.
- Describe your favorite place in Williamsburg
- Describe a decision you have made that has had good or bad consequences.
Sixty scholarships valued at a total of $66,825 were awarded last year. The scholarships are funded by the community, and WCF is accepting donations for the 2015 scholarships through the end of April.
Applications are being accepted through March 22. All applicants will be notified of their scholarship status via email by May 20, and scholarship recipients will be honored at 4 p.m. May 31 in the Bruton Heights auditorium.
Find the application here. For more information, call 757-259-1660.