I am writing in behalf of Wayne and Christy Campbell, and the board of directors for Tyler's Light, to thank all of the people in Pickerington, and surrounding communities, who participated in the second annual Tyler's Light 5K Family Walk/Run on May 5.

To the Editor:

I am writing in behalf of Wayne and Christy Campbell, and the board of directors for Tyler's Light, to thank all of the people in Pickerington, and surrounding communities, who participated in the second annual Tyler's Light 5K Family Walk/Run on May 5.

It was a beautiful day to congregate as a community and express our unity in the fight against prescription and illegal drug abuse.

Tyler's Light is extremely grateful to the more than 900 participants who chose to come run or walk in the 5K to show their support of our mission.

An event of this magnitude does not happen without a lot of hard work and support from many people.

Tyler's Light would especially like to thank the Pickerington Police Department, the Violet Township Fire Department, Pickerington City Manager Bill Vance, Mayor Lee Gray, and the more than 50 volunteers who worked at the race, for all they did to help make the Second Annual Tyler's Light 5K a huge success.

In addition, we offer heartfelt thanks to all of the Pickerington school principals for encouraging their students to participate in the event by sending out fliers and reminders.

Our goal for this annual event is to bring the community together to raise awareness about the drug epidemic that is prevalent in our town and in towns just like ours throughout the state and nation.

Seeing more than 900 blue Tyler's Light T-shirts along the race route was a visual confirmation that we are achieving this goal.

We look forward to our third annual Tyler's Light 5K next year.

Please visit www.tylerslight.com for more information about our organization and future events.

Beth Barnett