The Sixth Annual ONU Run For The Roses
will be on the campus of
Ohio Northern University on Sunday, May 4, 2014. 


On August 17, 2008, Angela Badertscher lost her battle with Cystic Fibrosis.  Angela was a 27 year old graduate of Ohio Northern University.  She is survived by two sisters, Michelle and Kim, and their parents and grandparents.  Both surviving sisters are graduates of the Ohio Northern University Athletic Training program, and thus Angela was a part of our extended “Athletic Training Family.”  Shortly after the discovery of Angela’s condition, it was also discovered that her sister Kim had Cystic Fibrosis.  Due to our close relationship with this challenging and ultimately devastating condition, the ONU Athletic Training program has organized a 5K Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run in honor of Kim’s current battle, and the battle that Angela fought courageously for so many years. Kim worked for Ohio Northern University as a clinical outreach Athletic Trainer for a number of years prior to undergoing a successful double lung transplant in March of 2011 and she is doing great!

The race will be held on the campus of Ohio Northern University on Sunday May 4, 2014.  It has been entitled Run for the Roses because children with Cystic Fibrosis often call the condition “Sixty-Five Roses.”  The first 65 finishers of our race will receive a pink rose, the official flower of Angela’s sorority.  Our ultimate goal is to raise enough money that we can pay for all of the “race necessities” and still have a large sum of money to donate to the Cystic Fibrosis organization that the Badertscher family designates.  Over the past 5 years, we have been able to donate $38,500 to benefit Cystic Fibrosis research.