“Senior Riley Culley had his future planned out for himself. After helping lead Bingham High School’s football team to a 14-0 undefeated season and state championship, he looked forward to graduating, serving an LDS mission for two years, and attending Dixie State University with a football scholarship. These plans were interrupted, however, when Riley was diagnosed with bone cancer.”
This is the story of Riley Culley, young football player who has suddenly had a dramatic change in his life, as told by The Prospector, the student news site of Bingham High School. (You can read the whole article here.) From a daily routine full of energy, football games and teen excitement, Riley now faces a daily challenge of fighting cancer, along with the adverse secondary effects that result from its treatment.
“Undergoing chemotherapy for the Ewing’s sarcoma, or bone cancer, will make a large impact on Riley’s future,” continues the article. “Not only can it affect his physical abilities, such as simple activities like walking, but he won’t be able to play football, attend college, or serve an LDS mission for at least a year and a half”.
A 5K race has been planned for the 31st of May to raise funds for the Culleys, and in hearing this, inwhatlanguage Cares hasn’t hesitated to snap into action. This Saturday, all the members of the iwlteam that can make it will participate in this race, as well as their available relatives and friends, contributing to Riley’s cause not only financially, but also by spreading awareness and bringing as much people in as possible.
We would like to ask you to help Riley as well by participating in this race, where you won’t only be helping a courageous teenager to get healthy and enjoy a long and happy life, but you will also have the opportunity to do some exercise and have a lot of fun with a great number of awesome people! GO team RILEY!
How to make join the race you ask? All you have to do is next Saturday, May 31st, at 7:30 am head out to the Bingham High School (2160 West 10400 South, South Jordan UT 84095) for your sign in, registration and T-shirt pick up. Also, following the race, there will be a silent auction, raffles, giveaways, face painting, henna tattoos, cotton candy, glitter tattoos, character drawings and a massive bake sale. To sum up: fun for the whole family!
We hope to see you there!!