HAVILAND – The Wayne Trace National Honor Society (NHS) is holding its annual Glow-in-the-Dark 5K on Saturday, April 11 at the Payne ball park across from the Payne Elementary School. Any money raised this year will go toward the medical treatment for Chase Holt, a Payne elementary student.

Chase was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder called Neurofibromatosis Type 2 (NF2). He has undergone several surgeries to remove tumors but still suffers from many side effects of NF2. The medication that has shown success for other disorders is only considered experimental for Chase; therefore, the insurance company will not cover the medication at this time. The Holts hope to raise $40,000 for Chase’s care and already have raised $21,783 towards their goal.

The Wayne Trace NHS would like to help close that gap in needed funds and encourage all who can attend the 5K to come out and show their support for Chase and his family.

The 5K and one-mile fun run/walk will begin at 7:45 p.m. April 11. Registration will start at 6:30 p.m.

Registration forms are available at local businesses, at the Wayne Trace Jr./Sr. High School building, on the Wayne Trace website www.waynetrace.org, or on Facebook. Registration forms are due back at the high school by March 20 to be guaranteed a T-shirt.

Local businesses who have not already been contacted can also sponsor the event by calling the Wayne Trace High School extension 229.

For any questions about the 5K, please email waynetracenhs@gmail.com or call Joni Klopfenstein or Heather Hatcher at the Wayne Trace Jr./Sr. High School.