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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

John Glaser 5K

Posted: October 5, 2011

The John Glaser 5K Run/Walk will be held this Saturday, October 8, 2011. The even honors Shawnee Firefighter John Glaser and benefits the John Glaser Memorial Fund and SAFE (The Surviving Spouses and Family Endowment Fund). SAFE supports the families of Firefighters, Law Enforcement Officers and Emergency Services Personnel who have lost their lives protecting the community in the Kansas City Metro area.

John Glaser was a firefighter in the city of Shawnee, Kansas who died in the line of duty on May 22, 2010. Firefighter Glaser was working on the scene of a structure fire where there were reports of an occupant still inside. Glaser was also a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and had been with the Shawnee Fire Department since 2004. He is survived by his wife Amber and two children.

The John Glaser 5K Run/Walk begins and ends at Shawnee Fire Headquarters, located at 6501 Quivira Road, Shawnee, Kansas.

For more information about John Glaser, the charities and the event please visit the You can also register to participate or simply contribute a donation online. All ages are welcome. Participants will receive;  IPICO chip timing, cotton race shirt, raffle prizes and top overall, masters, 5 year age group awards along with food and beverages at the finish.
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