Clayton High DECA Raises $2400 For American Heart Association

Clayton High School’s DECA chapter recently hosted the first Clayton Color Run and Heart Chase at the East Clayton Community Park.  The event had over 60 participants and 25 volunteers from the school’s DECA, FCCLA, and HOSA chapters.

Participants were able to take part in several heart healthy activities as part of the Heart Chase.

Activities included stations about healthy foods, calories and sugar content in popular foods, and easy exercise routines. Participants also had a chance to get their face painted and bounce inside a bouncy house. A competitive 5K color run was a fun and colorful experience for all that participated.

Race winners included Josh Diaz in 1st place, followed by Christian Vega in 2nd place, and Chandler Coughlin in 3rd place.

Overall the chapter raised $2400, with the help of the participants and sponsors donations.

Proceeds will be donated to the American Heart Association as part of Clayton DECA’s annual community service project. In addition, the chapter made a donation to the family of Naomi Reeves, a local child from Garner that is a heart transplant survivor.

The Clayton High School DECA chapter thanked this year’s participants and partners for helping us support the American Heart Association’s mission to build, healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases, and stroke.