5K Benefits Veterans

ORONO - In honor of Veterans Day, ROTC students and locals ran for a good cause.

The Black Bear Battalion Army ROTC sponsored a five kilometer race at the University of Maine, with proceeds benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project and UMaine's 20th Maine Honor Society.


Organizers say it's important to give back to veterans.


"What we try to do with the Wounded Warrior Project is give back to those soldiers and those veterans that have given of themselves during combat," says Staff Sergeant Thomas Banister.


Nathan Ackerson, who is a cadet battalion commander, "We just want to be able to do something, no matter how small, just something we can give back to them and honor them."


About 50 runners participated in the event.


Jaclyn Cangro

Weekend Anchor/Producer/Reporter

Jaclyn Cangro joined WVII ABC 7 and WFVX Fox 22 in September of 2013. She was raised in suburban New York and graduated cum laude from Emerson College with a Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism in 2013.

While at Emerson, she won the 2012 New England Emmy Award for Best College Newscast as co-executive producer. She was also nationally ranked by the Sportscasters Talent Agency of America (STAA) as one of the Top 20 Sports Broadcasters in the country, being one of two females on the list.

When not on the air, she enjoys watching and rooting for the New York Mets and New England Patriots.

She’s excited to explore all Maine has to offer! If you have any story ideas, contact her at JCangro@wvii.com or tweet her @jaclyncangro.

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