CUMBERLAND – The 7th annual B. Glad Memorial 5K Run and Walk is returning to the region’s road race schedule on Saturday, Oct. 16, at 10 a.m., at the Monastery, and all the proceeds from the event will go directly to the town’s Happy Basket Program, which provides more than 700 food baskets during the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons, as well as toys at Christmas to families in need.

This event honors the memory of Bill Glad, a lifelong Cumberland resident who gave his time and energy to local causes. To date, the race has raised over $20,000 for the program.

The organizers of the event, David, Olivia, and Adam Barboza, are soliciting sponsors, as well as donations of cash or items for a raffle. Donations can be mailed to B. Glad Happy Basket 5K, 11 Tower Hill Road, Cumberland, R.I., 02864.

Author John Johnson will also be at the race, selling and autographing his children’s book “Watson and the Terrific Ten,” with all the proceeds going to the Happy Basket Program.

To sign up for the event or receive more information, visit the “B. Glad Memorial 5K Run and Walk” Facebook page. To become a sponsor or make a donation, contact David Barboza at dgladb@verizon.net or 401-516-5808.

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