Walk or jog May 3 in ‘Athletes Saving Athletes Relay the Message’ fundraiser at Carmel Valley school

Advocates for Injured Athletes will host their second “Athletes Saving Athletes Relay the Message” walk and jogathon fundraiser on May 3 at Cathedral Catholic.

The event raises funds to bring the Athletes Saving Athletes sports safety education programs to the community.

Registration opens at 10 a.m. and the walk/jogathon takes place from 11:45-12:15 p.m., followed by a post-event ceremony.

This year, Relay the Message focuses on concussion education. The ASASpeakUp Campaign (#ASASpeakup) calls attention to the importance of knowing the signs and symptoms of a concussion, and speaking up if you are suffering, or your teammate is.

There will be a concussion education booth at the event, and ASA will be filming a public service announcement that will be broadcast nationally. Participating in the filming is a special opportunity, and ASA needs representation from parents, coaches, and student athletes to make the broadcast a success.

The event also features a raffle and a free CPR training session. Light refreshments will be available for purchase.

Pre-registration for Relay the Message is $25, or $30 on event day. Register at injuredathletes.org.

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