On Saturday Oct. 24, the “Halos for Harlie: A Walk for Leukemia” took place at Sox Harrison Stadium on Edinboro University’s campus, honoring the life of Harlie Bolt.
The event had around 160 people attend. With the $5 admission fee, t-shirt sales and the Chinese auction, the event raised approximately $2,234.31 with donations still coming in.
Ashley Harris was the force behind this event, with help from friend, Annie Dayich, and sorority, Zeta Tau Alpha. Harlie was one of Harris’ good friends and her first friend here at Edinboro.
“After hearing of her passing, I knew I wanted to do something for her immediately. I decided I wanted to hold a walk for her in her honor,” said Harris.
Harris went to every single business in Edinboro to get donations for the auction as well as getting out advertisements.
“I couldn’t be any happier with how the event was run. It went perfectly [as to] how I wanted it to go,” said Harris. “I know she is smiling ear to ear with her big beautiful smile up there saying how proud she is of me.”
According to Harris, Bolt touched the lives of many. “Harlie had the best advice, and was always there to listen or for a shoulder to cry on. She always had my back, and I know she is super proud of everything we accomplished with this event.”
All of the proceeds are going to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Karlee Dies is the News Editor for The Spectator. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org