Technology helps some Dash for Cash participants take part in Africa

PULLMAN, WA - The third annual Dash for Cash will take place Saturday morning and this year the participants will be running with military troops while they are overseas.

An employee of one of the radio stations that sponsors the run was recently deployed to Africa, but he didn't want that to keep him from doing the Dash for Cash. He rallied 35 members of his joint task force to register and participate in the run via Skype.

"They're going to be running at seven o'clock their time, which is going to be a little less than 100 degrees outside," said Dash For Cash Co-chair Whitney Muller. "So we're going to have a nice, cool run and they're still going to have a hot run. And it just means a lot to me that they're doing that."

The video chat will be projected onto a large screen so the local participants can prepare for the run with the troops overseas. The event raises money for the United Way of Moscow and Latah County, which helps fund local non-profits like the Boy Scouts, Girls Scouts, and Gritman First Steps.

There is still time to register of you would like to participate. The race starts at nine Saturday morning at the Toyota dealership in Pullman and the cost is $15.