Some 100 supporters dodged the drizzles on the way to the Alex Theatre on Thursday night to attend the kickoff event for the first Glendale Downtown Dash 5K Run/Walk scheduled for March 9.
Guests dined on Damon’s Steakhouse-donated Sloppy Joe’s, chicken wings and meatballs and a heaping relish tray of raw vegetables.
The Downtown Dash aims to call attention to the fight against stroke, No. 1 cause of serious, long-term adult disability in the United States today. To that end, representatives from the Glendale Adventist Medical Center spoke about the importance of stroke education.
Senior Vice President of Clinical Services Gwen Matthews and Neuroscience Institute Director Cynthia Cabatan-Awang led the evening’s short presentation. Event committee chairman and one of Damon’s owners, Patrick Campbell, was an enthusiastic cheerleader for the Downtown Dash. Alex Executive Director Barry McComb and Marketing and Development Director Elyssa Glickman played hosts for the kickoff, held on the second-floor terrace.