The “Pilot Club of Gonzales proudly presents the Melanie Wright 5K Run/Walk” will be held at Independence Park September 16, 2023. This inaugural event is being coordinated to raise money for scholarships for nursing students here in our community. A portion of the funds will also go towards the adaptive playground being built in Gonzales and other club projects. The event will also help the club in raising awareness to kids & adults alike about brain related matters through our Brainminders Program.
Melanie was a proud resident of Gonzales her entire life. She loved supporting local causes including Alzheimer's Walk, Relay for life, various church events, Chamber of Commerce board, Pilot Club, Lions Club, high school events with her daughter, & that’s just the beginning. As a nurse for over 30 years, she donated her time to nursing students who needed tutors, served on the Board of Nurses for Victoria College where she also taught classes, and led clinicals during her time as the Director of Nursing at Texan Nursing & Rehab.
We are excited to bring this event to Gonzales and raise money for a great cause!