Chuck Weeks, who died unexpectedly on May 22, 2014, will be remembered again this year with the Chuck Weeks Memorial Pro Life 5K Walk/Run. The event will be held Saturday, May 28, 2016, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Winnfield. The race will begin at 9 a.m.
Medals will be awarded for first, second, and third places. The race categories will be: PRECIOUS, AGES 0-7 YEARS; ALMOST PRECIOUS, AGES 9-12; KNOW IT ALL, AGES 13-25; MATURE AGES 26-45; AND WISE, AGES 46 +. Cost is $20, and T-shirts will be given. Entry forms may be picked up in Winnfield at The Family Jewel Box, 103 Main St.; Envy Salon and Day Spa, 317 Thomas Mill Road; or by contacting Tracy Kelley, 318-727-4591, or Laure Derr, 318-628-4079.
The early registration deadline is May 16. All checks should be payable to the Chuck Weeks Memorial Fund. Mail entry forms to: Chuck Weeks Pro Life 5K, c/o Tracy Kelley, 232 Jeff Kelley Road, Winnfield, LA 71483. Forms must be received by May 16 in order to receive a shirt. Late registration will begin at 7 a.m. the morning of the event.
All monies raised will be donated to Louisiana Right to Life and to the Chuck Weeks Memorial Fund. Last year a check for $4,000 was presented to Louisiana Right to Life, and money was also used to help with college tuitions.
Everyone is invited to join in the celebration in memory of Chuck Weeks, a young man who gave so much to life and to the people of Winn Parish. Weeks was a school teacher for six years, then went to law school and was a practicing attorney for three years
He was just 34 years old when he died. He was diagnosed with a brain tumor on May 5, 2014, and died just a few weeks later.