Carbon monoxide (CO) is often referred to as the silent killer because it’s colorless, odorless, and tasteless.
In November 2014, the deadly gas took the lives of 16-year-old Carly Imbierowicz and her friend when they were on their way home from a movie. The CO entered their car through the passenger air vents, and the teens died within minutes.
In the four years since the tragedy, Donna Imbierowicz, Carly’s mother, has worked tirelessly to raise awareness of carbon monoxide poisoning. She created The Carly Imbierowicz Foundation, a nonprofit that not only raises awareness but also gives back to the communities that were so important to Carly and her friend.
In their memory, the Octorara Area School District will host the annual Octorara Angels Rainbow Run (a 5K Color Run/Fun Walk) and Carbon Monoxide Awareness Event on Saturday, June 2. The non-competitive event – this year’s theme is “Breathe Easy” – will help fund projects and scholarships in the school district.
New this year is a free Rainbow Dash for toddlers to second-graders.
The Color Run is immediately followed by the OA Best Expo at Octorara High School. This community fair lasts until 1:30 PM, showcases what Octorara students have achieved, and promotes Career Pathways in Agriculture, Engineering, Industrial Technology, Human Services, Science, and the Arts.
The OA Best Expo is a collaborative community event. Local industry partners – including the Chester/Delaware County Farm Bureau, AgConnect, Wawa, Organic Unlimited, and Delaware Valley University – are joining the Expo with a variety of interesting and fun-filled demonstrations guaranteed to pique everyone’s interest.
The Expo also includes student demonstrations, gardening tips, science fair exhibits, a K-12 art show, first-responder demonstrations, fire trucks, petting zoo, music, games, hayrides, food, and many more activities.
Click here to register for the Octorara Angels Rainbow Run.