Walk-a-thon to raise funds, honor Bellefonte High student

Bellefonte Area School District will host a walk-a-thon Thursday to raise money for the DC8 Fund.

The fund is being established in memory of Dylan Crunick, a 15-year-old Bellefonte High School student who died from cancer in January, Bellefonte Area Middle School teacher Lisa Packer said.

The DC8 Fund will provide scholarships to graduating Bellefonte seniors who value the same qualities that Crunick had, Packer said.

“Dylan was an outstanding student, athlete and friend,” she said.

It will also provide funding for childhood cancer research and support local families affected by pediatric cancer.

The walk, which is expected to last about an hour, will start at 1 p.m. at the new BAMS Walking Trail near the visitor parking lot.