Dash for Danni 5k Honors Milford Teen Who Died of Cancer

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The “Dash for Danni” 5K was held in memory of 19-year-old Danielle Kemp.
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The Foran High School graduate and standout softball player was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor last July. She passed away on March 10.
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Over a thousand runners hit the streets in Milford today to remember that hometown girl taken far too soon by a rare form of cancer.
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The Kemp family said they hope Danni’s story will help raise awareness and funding for a cure for Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG), the brain cancer that claimed her life.
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NBC Connecticut’s Ted Koppy and Heidi Voight emceed Sunday’s event at Foran High School.
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There was a huge turnout of runners and volunteers from the community.
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There was quite the crowd at the starting line.
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And the crowd was high energy as they waited for things to kick off.
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The race started at 11:30 a.m.
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