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Debbie Green 5k Run/Walk Detailed

By Staff | Jul 1, 2009

The Debbie Green 5k run and walk will have somewhat of an added sense of remembrance this year. This year’s race will not only benefit a local child that suffers from leukemia, but will also pay tribute to the life of Glen Dale resident Lee Ann Schambach, who earlier this year lost her battle to breast cancer.

Lee Ann leaves behind husband Brian and sons Trent and Carson.

Lee Ann Schambach was a past participant of the Debbie Green race and always held the race dear to her heart. At this year’s pre-race ceremony, a race number will be retired in Lee Ann’s honor.

Lee Ann was a 1973 Magnolia High School graduate and a West Virginia University graduate. She was a teacher for 30 years in the Wetzel County School system. Her friends describe her as a gifted teacher who was patient, organized and always kind.

“I am honored to pay tribute to Lee Ann and will always appreciate how she felt about my sister Debbie Green’s race,” stated race director Ron Green. Debbie lost her battle at the age of seven in 1972 to leukemia and the race helps local children who now suffer from leukemia. This year’s weekend racing events gets underway with the Green mile run and walk, July 31 at 7 p.m. and Aug. 1 at Wheeling Heritage Port. For more details and to register, log onto www.DebbieGreen5k.com or call 740-859-0704.