Legacy of Love 5K coming to Groveport

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Alexandria “Alex” Leigh Goodwin

The Legacy of Love 5K is coming to Groveport on March 22 at noon at the Groveport Recreation Center, 7370 Groveport Road.

Previously held in Bexley, the Legacy of Love 5K is the primary fundraiser for the Alexandria Leigh Goodwin Angel Foundation (ALGA), an organization committed to creating a more positive, loving world through random good deeds.

The Foundation was created in the memory of Alexandria “Alex” Goodwin, a 2014 graduate of Groveport Madison High School and a student who had just finished her sophomore year at Capital University at the time of her unexpected passing.

“Full of life, exuberance, and a giant sense of humor, Alex was a focused student and an extracurricular activity junky, who participated in a multitude of activities and organizations,” said Sara Sherman, ALGA founder/board chair. “Nearly everyone who encountered her felt her warmth and benefited from her continued kindness. Be it a word of encouragement, a snack, a ride, a hug, or some other form of support, Alex always seemed to have time to help those in her path.”

Sherman said Alex’s family and friends recognized that the energy she created in the world was still badly needed, and created the ALGA Foundation in 2017 to continue her spirit of kindness, and to encourage all to build their own legacy of love by simply performing random acts of goodness as the opportunity arises.

To date, the foundation has given over $4,000 in scholarships to Groveport Madison High School graduates and Capital University students, $1,000 to Groveport Madison Human Needs, $400 to Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library of Franklin County, and will soon deliver 30 sleeping bags to local residents experiencing homelessness.

According to Sherman, the Legacy of Love 5K is a high energy event with lots of music, awards, goodies, and raffle prizes. You can participate by running, walking, cheering and/or donating; and of course, by sponsoring. More information is available at www.alex5k.org/alex5k.
Register at www.alex5k.org/alex5k.

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