Gracie Smith, sister of United States Army Specialist Andrew T. Smith, along with Mary and Sarah, are coordinating Steps 4 Steps, a 5K Walk at the Chattanooga Riverpark C.B. Robinson Bridge on March 9 at 10 a.m.
The money raised will go to Steps2Hope who will be building a specially adapted home for SPC Smith and Tori Smith.
SPC Smith of the 82nd Airborne was severely injured while on his first deployment to Afghanistan on March 8, 2012 by an improvised explosive devise. SPC Smith lost both his legs and suffered severe abdominal injuries resulting in numerous surgeries since arriving at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.
Early bird registration is $20 and includes a T-shirt. Pre-registration packet pickup is at 9:30 a.m. Event day registration will be from 8-10 a.m. and is $25. Register at www.steps4steps.com.
Gracie, Mary and Sarah, students at Chattanooga Christian School, are organizing the 5K fundraiser for their senior project.