500+ runners converge on Fort Mill for Joe Davis 5K

Special to the Fort Mill TimesJanuary 5, 2013 

— More than 500 runners and walkers came out to support the Davis family and Keystone Substance Abuse Services at the first annual Joe Davis Memorial Resolution Run Saturday .

The run began at 9 a.m. in Walter Elisha Park in Fort Mill. Runners had the option to participate in the 5K run or the one-mile fun run.

“This run is not a resolution, it’s a revolution,” Janet Martini, Keystone’s executive director, said to start the run.

The run was in memory of Joe Davis, a man who struggled with addiction and died from an overdose. Davis’ family, sister Melissa Boyd, brother Chris Davis and mother Kristen Davis Rhyne, organized the run to bring awareness to this issue.

“If I could put a face to this disease and show that this is a normal family and this happened to us and maybe preventing it from happening to someone else. That was the whole point and to just put it out there,” Boyd said.

The Davis family and Keystone were able to attract 15 sponsors to help support the cause, allowing all the proceeds to benefit Keystone’s services.

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