Team PV proudly gathered at the finish line to distribute water to thirsty participants of the annual Sgt. Joshua D. Desforges 5K Walk/Run Challenge on April 29, 2017. It was a beautiful day to honor and remember Sgt. Joshua Desforges by supporting the scholarship fund created in his loving and courageous memory.
“At the finish line you will be dirty, tired, and sore, but you will have earned it and paid tribute to a fallen Marine,”
reads a tagline for the event that was created in 2011. Sgt. Joshua D. Desforges was a 2004 Ludlow High School alumnus who was killed in Afghanistan at the age of 23.
Proceeds from the event benefit the Memorial Scholarship created in his honor. The fund is distributed to Ludlow High School seniors dedicated to pursuing their life’s dreams. The spirit of the Scholarship reflects the passion Sgt. Joshua D. Desforges displayed in his aspirations to be a U.S. Marine.
Those looking to support the Sgt. Joshua D. Desforges Memorial Scholarship may mail a check to 777 West St., Ludlow, MA 01056, c/o Arlene Desforges.