Memorial foundation to host 10th annual Rock 'n' Roll 5K for Glen Ellyn scholarships

GLEN ELLYN – The 10th annual Rock 'n' Roll 5K Run and Walk to support the Tom Heighway Memorial Scholarship will be held Sept. 21 in Glen Ellyn.

The run was founded in honor of longtime Glen Ellyn resident Tom Heighway to provide assistance to Glenbard West High School students with financial need who have lost a parent.

The Tom Heighway Memorial Rock 'n' Roll Foundation has awarded more than $43,500 in college scholarships since it was started after Heighway died from Leukemia in October 2003.

The most recent scholarship winners were Matthew Marston, Michael Marston and Scott Thomas from the Glenbard West class of 2012.

The Rock 'n' Roll 5K Run and Walk will begin at 8 a.m. in the parking lot of St. Petronille Catholic Church, 420 Glenwood Ave.

For more information on the run, including how to register, visit