PIQUA – Edison State Community College’s 5K for a Cause will be held on Oct. 31 at the Piqua Campus. The race will be held in remembrance of long-time Edison professor Dawn Hines, who passed away earlier this year.
Edison’s 5K for a Cause is held annually to benefit community members in need. Proceeds from this year’s race will be donated to the Dawn Stinson Memorial Fund to benefit her sons’ college education.
Her four sons, Todd Schilling (26), Matthew Schilling (21), Cale Stinson (13) and Billy Stinson (11) survive her. Todd holds a master’s degree in higher education administration from the University of Dayton where he is currently employed as the coordinator of veteran services. Matthew is currently in his senior year at The Ohio State University where he is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in communication. Cale is in eighth grade at Troy Junior High where he also plays football, and Billy is a fifth grader at St. Patrick’s Elementary in Troy.
“My mother truly valued education,” Todd said. “She always ensured that the education of her children came first and would do anything in order for us to succeed in our hopes and dreams.”
Recently completing 100 classes as an adjunct professor of business, communications and marketing, Dawn began her career at Edison in 2000.
“Not only did she value our education, she found a true calling in higher education by teaching. She always saw the true potential in each of her students and encouraged them to go for their dreams,” Todd added.
Prior to instructing, Dawn was a student at Edison.
“Edison will always be an extended family to my family and I because that is where my Mom decided to seek her education as a single parent raising two children,” Todd said. “The staff and faculty were so supportive then, and it was only fitting for my mother to teach and give back at Edison.
“Our family could not be more honored and humbled that Edison has been so gracious to make my mother’s memorial fund the benefactor of this race. The proceeds from this race will be used for Cale and Billy’s education fund.”
Registration begins at 8 a.m., followed by the official start of the race 9 a.m. Beginning on the East end of Edison’s Piqua Campus, the 5-kilometer race is an out-and-back course and is run entirely on pavement.
Those interested in participating can pre-register for the event online now through Oct. 24 at www.edisonohio.edu/edison5k. Entry fees are $20 for pre-registered participants and $25 for race day registrations. Pre-registered participants will receive a free T-shirt and additional shirts will be sold for $5 on race day.
For more information about the event, contact Nate Cole, director of athletics and student life, at 937-381-1555 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.