Muscles For Melissa Fundraiser

Posted Apr 25th, 2012 by Barb Meyers  Category: Arts & Entertainment


The Event “Muscles for Melissa” a 5k run/walk or kids 1 mile run fund raiser takes place on May 5, 2012 and will assist the Northview High School Mathematics teacher, Melissa Belcher with support for her fight against Lou Gehrig’s Disease (ALS). The event will be held at Northview High School, 5403 Silica Dr.

Melissa Belcher is a Math teacher at Northview High School and a girls’ volleyball coach at Central Catholic High School. She learned that she suffers from ALS in late 2010 and has struggled to continue teaching as she loves the classroom and the students she teaches.

ALS is a neuron disease that affects muscle brain and spinal cord. At the present time there is no cure for this debilitating disease.

Registration for this Event will begin at 8:00am at Northview High School with a warm up at 9:30am and the race to follow at 10:00am. There will be a “Senior” group exercise at 10:00am as well, to take place in the Northview Gymnasium for those not taking part in the run. Also, there will be prizes and raffles at the event.

Belcher graduated from Fremont Ross High School in 1990 where she was involved with Basketball, Volleyball, Track, Band/Orchestra, played the saxophone and was a Majorette. She continued her education at the University of Toledo where she graduated in 1994 with a major in Secondary Math Education. She married in 2002.

Her career began in Texas where she was from 1995-1997. She has taught at Whitmer High School from 1997-2001 where she also coached volleyball. She began at Northview in 2001 and coached volleyball until 2006. She now coaches volleyball at Central Catholic High School.

The cost for the run is $20 per person and $10 for kids 10 and under. All proceeds will go to Melissa Belcher and her family to help assist with the medical bills and help her 2 son’s Grant (8) and Aiden (2) with their education. Additionally, donations can be made at Huntington Banks in Melissa’s name. For more information – please contact Barb Meyers at 419-356-1148 or via email atbcmeyers@bex.net.

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