SHAWNEE, Kan. — A Shawnee family is hosting a 5K as a way to honor their son and combat the fentanyl crisis.
Nearly a year ago, Randy and Libby Davis' 16-year-old son, Cooper, died after taking half of what he thought was a Percocet pill. It turned out to be a fake prescription pill with fentanyl.
Since Cooper's death, his family created a nonprofit called Keepin' Clean For Coop. Their mission has been to raise awareness in the community.
It's an effort the DEA recognized when the agency invited the family to a summit on the overdose epidemic.
The race will be held at Mill Valley High School in Shawnee. The kids race starts at 8:30 a.m. followed by the 5K at 9 a.m.
Online registration is over, but you can still register on-site on Saturday.
KSHB 41 News I-Team Reporter Cameron Taylor will be emceeing the event.
All proceeds will go toward the Cooper Davis Memorial Foundation - Fentanyl Awareness and Education.