The 2017 YPD BLUE 5K – Run for a Reason benefits the following causes:

The 10th annual YPDBLUE 5K will be in memory of Sergeant Craig Stevenson of the Dennis Police Department.  Sergeant Stevenson passed away after a long and courageous battle with cancer on January 9, 2017.  Donations in his honor will be made to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund and the Multiple Myeloma Foundation.

National Law Enforcement Memorial FundThe mission of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund is to generate increased public support for the law enforcement profession by permanently recording and appropriately commemorating the service and sacrifice of law enforcement officers; and to provide information that will help promote law enforcement safety.

The YPD BLUE 5K – Run for a Reason is scheduled during the same week as “Peace Officers Memorial Day” which is held every year on May 15th.

For more information about the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, visit

The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) helps accelerate the development of next generation multiple myeloma treatments to extend patient’s lives, and lead to a cure. MMRF brings treatment to multiple myeloma patients 60% faster than the average through collaboration with best in class partners in the US and Internationally.  For more information, visit Multiple Myeloma Foundation

Funds raised will also be used for scholarships to the Flax Pond Summer Camp.  For more information about Flax Pond and the summer camp program, visit Flax Pond Summer Camp