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Fierce Five 5k Run/Walk
Sat, Apr 2, 2016
Running-5K - Individual Age group/open
Running-5K - Virtual Road Race
Running-5K - 2 for 1 Fierce Five 5k 4-3-2016 and Francis Farm 5k 3-6-2016
About This Activity
These are just a few words that described Shannon Heil, a full-time student who also worked full-time delivering pizzas, and who further made time to train (and win!) at the highest levels of competitive cheerleading.
She was determined to do more – to make her mark on this world – in everything she did. She picked up the moniker “Fierce” on the cheer mat because of her bright red hair, her precise, athletic and graceful movements and because she was tall and powerful. From a distance, Shannon Heil was a commanding presence. In conversation, even more so.
The Fierce Five was created to memorialize Shannon’s determination, strength and spirit. We purposely chose a location that will test one’s core and endurance levels, just as Shannon was always challenging herself to do. Basically, it had to be FIERCE!! We hope you enjoy the race, but also enjoy the music, new friends you’ll meet and most of all learn a little more about an amazing young lady who squeezed every moment out of life and left her mark on this world.
Taken from her Twitter post three months before she died:
"It’s your story. Make it worthwhile. Make it something to remember.”
All proceeds from the Fierce Five goes to the Fierce For Shannon Foundation. The Foundation awards scholarships and grants to individuals and groups whose work ethic, drive and determination align with the way Shannon lived her life. In the simplest of terms: we fund fierce.
The Fierce For Shannon Foundation is a recognized nonprofit in the state of Rhode Island. Our recognition as a 501(c)3 charity is pending