Tacoma, WA- Each year, we mark the start of the flu season with warnings. From remembering to wear a coat to stocking up on vitamin C, most people think of the common flu as just another pesky hassle of the season. However, every year as many as 55,000 deaths occur from the influenza virus. Tragically, many of these deaths account for children and infants.
On December 19, 2014, 5 year old, Scarlet Anne Taylor died from the H3N2 Flu. Following Scarlet’s death, her mother Rebecca Hendricks-Taylor, began a mission. Through Scarlets legacy, Rebecca’s journey turned into a mission that continues to change and impact many lives. In her mission, Rebecca brings a strong awareness on not only the importance in preventing the influenza virus but the simple measures anyone can take in order to take a stand against such a catastrophic epidemic. Fight the Flu Foundation was built in honor of Scarlet, with a mission to educate the public about the Flu, and to raise an awareness within the local community of the importance in preventing the spread of the Flu.
Fight the Flu Foundation will hold its 2nd annual 5K Walk in order to support its noble cause. It will be held at Chambers Creek Regional Park, Central Meadow area on Sat. Sept 16, 2017, from 10 am-4pm. Help us honor young Scarlet and the many other children who have lost their Fight to the Flu. Grab the family and come join in on an afternoon of healthy fun, raffles, games, vendors, food and more. Help us honor the memory of young Scarlet by helping support the strong awareness and prevention of the influenza virus, and celebrating a wonderful day in the sun.
2017 Walk to Fight the Flu
Chambers Creek Regional Park
6320 Grandview Drive W
University Place, WA 98467
September 16, 2017
For more information email Rebecca Hendricks
Lowell Heritage State Park
160 Pawtucket Blvd
Lowell, MA 01854
September 10, 2017
For more information email Heather Lindberg