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Kay Nakielny, sister of Susan Cook, pictured with Angela Schaeffer of the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce.

The Chambersburg Area School District (CASD) Foundation recently received $1,600 raised from the 17th Annual Tim and Susan Cook Memorial One-Mile Race hosted by the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce on July 10.

More than 100 runners participated in the race this year, which pays tribute to the memories of Tim and Susan Cook, who died tragically in a car accident in 2002. Tim and Susan Cook were dedicated to education; Tim taught at Chambersburg Area Senior High School and Susan worked at Shippensburg University.

The race is well-attended by runners in the area with Coach Chris Monheim assisting with promotions and coordinating the race logistics. Funds raised for the Cook Race are donated to the Tim & Susan Cook Memorial Scholarship Fund, which awards scholarships to Chambersburg Area Senior High School students who model the characteristics exemplified by the Cooks.

“We were happy to see so many runners support the race again this year in honor of Tim and Susan Cook; the Cooks were committed to the continued education of high school students, and we are honored to uphold their legacy,” said Angela Schaeffer, director of operations of the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce.

The CASD Foundation receives donations for the Tim and Susan Cook Scholarship Fund throughout the year from individuals, alumni, CASHS faculty committees, booster clubs and various community organizations. If you would like more information about donating to this scholarship, please contact Angela Lynch at angela.lynch@casdonline.org.

The Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce works with the Chambersburg Road Runners Club to present the Tim & Susan Cook Memorial One-Mile Race every year as part of ChambersFest. The Chamber would like to thank the participants and sponsors for their continued support and ensuring this fundraiser was a great success. For more information, visit Chambersburg.org/ChambersFest.

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