Local Paralympian Participates in 5k for Non-Profit Group

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SCRANTON -- A Paralympic medalist in skiing participated in her first 5k race in Lackawanna County.

Athletes Caring Together, a local non-profit in Dunmore, held its second annual sports expo at the Ice Box in Scranton on Sunday.

In addition, the group sponsored a 5k race on the Lackawanna Heritage Trail.

Stephanie Jallen is a Paralympic skier from Kingston. She came out to support the organization and in the process completed her first 5k.

"It makes me feel like I can now make a difference if I'm supporting young kids to follow my footsteps," said Jellen.

The mission of Athletes Caring Together is to provide opportunities for children and to empower athletes to make a difference through the sports they love.

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