Foxcroft School’s Junior Class is sponsoring an all-school, 5K “color run” Sunday April 3 to benefit Heifer International and encourages residents of Loudoun County to make a difference in the world by supporting the event. Donations, payable to Heifer International, may be sent to the School.

For years, Foxcroft has held an annual walkathon organized by the Junior Class. Over the years, the “walkthon” has changed – instead of a trek to the village of Middleburg, it’s now a run held entirely on campus and highlighted by students being covered with colored powders. The purpose and spirit of the “walkathon,” however, remains the same: Students in the Junior Class choose a worthy beneficiary and then organize the event and the associated fundraising, soliciting sponsorships from local businesses, family and friends. Thousands of dollars, as well as increased awareness, have been raised for charitable organizations ranging from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and Room to Read to the Polaris Project and Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter.