ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Each year, the Roanoke Rescue Mission hosts its annual Drumstick Dash.

On Thursday, Nov. 24 dashers will line up for Roanoke Rescue Missions 17 annual 5k Drumstick Dash in Downtown Roanoke. The run and walk is a thanksgiving tradition for families across Roanoke Valley.

WFXR’s Hazlemarie Anderson spoke with Kevin Berry about the importance of the dash and meal prepping for the main Thanksgiving entree.

The Dash helps to raise thousands of dollars for the Roanoke Rescue Mission to help feed the homeless and families in need.

For additional information visit the Roanoke Rescue Mission or download the WFXR app for the latest updates.