Date Announced for Second Annual Run for Young

Raleigh, NC, December 20, 2008 --( Christ Episcopal Church ( has announced that the second annual Run for Young event will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 11 at Christ Episcopal Church, located at 120 E. Edenton St. Run for Young is an event to raise community awareness about the dangers of drinking and driving. The race honors the memory of Sadiki Young, who was a member of Christ Church and a senior at Wakefield High School when he lost his life as a passenger in a drunk driving accident last year. All proceeds from the race will go toward the Christ Church Youth endowment Fund, set up in Sadiki’s memory, and the Wakefield High School Just Think First Program. For more information or to register for the event, visit or call (919) 834-6259.

Between 1995 and 2007, more than two-thirds of all accidental deaths of Wake County Public School System students were traffic related and more than half of the fatal accidents that happened when teens were driving were the result of unsafe driving behaviors. According to a 2007 report released by Students Against Destructive Decisions, SADD, motor vehicle crashes remain the leading cause of death among youth ages 15-20. In 2005, there were 7,460 youth motor vehicle deaths, including both drivers and passengers, and 28 percent of the drivers who were killed had been drinking.

“Last year’s inaugural Run for Young filled the street with people remembering our dear friend Sadiki Young, tragically killed in an automobile accident in 2007,” said Rev. Winston Charles, current rector of Christ Church. “Our participation as runners and walkers on this beautiful day helped young people make good life decisions so that they and others will not know the pain of loss but rather the joy of fullness of life. Please join us again this year for a day of fun in the sun celebrating the precious gift of life.”

About Run for Young:
Run for Young is a 5K race held in memory of Sadiki Young. Sadiki was a member of Christ Episcopal Church and a senior at Wakefield High School when he was killed as a passenger in a drunk driving accident last year. The 18-year-old was passionate about sports, music and spending time with his friends. Church members, classmates and other friends have joined with area businesses to organize Run for Young. All proceeds from the race go toward the Christ Church Youth Endowment Fund and Wakefield High School’s Just Think First program. For more information about the event, please visit or call (919) 834-6259.

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