Annual David A. Evans Color Run
The David A. Evans Memorial Color Run is held each year on the campus of Misericordia University in honor of David Evans, Jr. who died by suicide on April 11, 2014. David was the son of Dr. Dawn Evans, assistant professor in the Occupational Therapy Department and her husband Dave Evans. The 5K color run is sponsored by Misericordia Student Occupational Therapy Association (MSOTA) and the New Student & Family Programs department with all proceeds going to the David A. Evans, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund at Holy Redeemer High School in Wilkes-Barre, PA where David was a student. Each year, graduating seniors at Holy Redeemer who have enrolled as an incoming first year student at Misericordia University are given the opportunity to apply for the scholarship fund. To date, over $30,000 has been awarded to graduating students pursuing a career at Misericordia. Due to Covid, the run did not take place for two years but was brought back last year with over 200 participants and event also included raffle baskets and community participation of local agencies supporting the cause of suicide awareness. The color run is open to all ages on campus and our local communities.