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Spooky Duke Participants

178 Spooky Duke racers help App State raise more than $13,000 for special-needs children
Nov 17, 2020

Participants in Appalachian State University’s 10th annual Spooky Duke Race and Costume Contest, held virtually due to the pandemic, walked, ran, bi...

High Country families benefit from $73K-plus in grant funding awarded to App State Parent to Parent FSN-HC
Oct 13, 2020

Despite the challenges presented by COVID-19, Appalachian State University’s Parent to Parent Family Support Network-High Country found wa...

dance marathon participants

Groovin’ for a cause: App State’s annual Dance Marathon raises nearly $50K
Mar 19, 2020

The beat went on — and on — at Appalachian State University on Saturday as over 300 students cut loose for 15 hours at the university’s annual D...

Spooky Duke Finishers

Spooky Duke 2019: Thank You Participants and Sponsors
Nov 6, 2019

On a cloudy and relatively mild Saturday late in October, costumed creatures gathered on the campus of Appalachian State University for the 9th annual...

Ann

Ann: Run the Spooky Duke for Me
Oct 11, 2017

“Laugh and the world laughs with you”My name is Ann and I have cerebal palsy with spastic quadriplegia, I also have a contagious laugh that will h...

Caleb

Caleb: Run the Spooky Duke for Me
Oct 11, 2017

Stanley Gordon West says. "Smile and the world smiles with you!" I am Caleb and I have cerebral palsy with spastic quadriplegia and a sense of humor t...

David

David: Run the Spooky Duke for Me
Oct 11, 2017

"Never give up"My name is David and I am 31. I have cerebral palsy, I’m nonverbal, I have tetralogy of fallot (heart defect) and I have had 2 major ...

Erin

Erin: Run the Spooky Duke for Me
Oct 11, 2017

“Why fit in when you were born to stand out!”Hi!  My name is Erin Lang and, though I can’t stand on my own, I LOVE to stand out.  I am...

Joshua

Joshua: Run the Spooky Duke for Me
Oct 11, 2017

“Life is beautiful; enjoy the journey”My name is Joshua and I am 25. I was born prematurely and I was airlifted to Brenner’s hospital at 3 month...

Luke

Luke: Run the Spooky Duke for Me
Oct 11, 2017

Luke is our sweet, fun, and loving 3-year-old son who enjoys being in the company of others, especially his family and familiar friends. Luke loves re...