Wyoming First Lady Carol Mead announced Thursday that she will be running in the New York Marathon this November - but there's a catch. Mead will wear a ceremonial bib in honor of eight University of Wyoming cross country runners who were tragically killed by a drunk driver in 2001. First Lady Carol Mead.
Mead is running as part of a charity team for the Montana-based Mariah's Challenge. The charity encourages students to steer clear of the use of alcohol and avoid riding with a driver who has been drinking. The reward, a scholarship - but only if students avoid receiving a minor in possession charge and make a pledge to stay safe.
Mead said she hopes that a similar effort will be launched in Wyoming to encourage youth to protect themselves from drinking and driving - and those who do.
Last year's New York Marathon raised $34 million for more than 300 national charities.