The Laura Ann Ditka Memorial 5k is a race held in honor of the life and work of Laura Ann Ditka. Laura was an amazing woman who touched the lives of thousands. Nearly every aspect of her life was centered around helping others. She was an advocate for women and children, working tirelessly to fight for those involved in child abuse and domestic violence cases. The aim of this race is to continue her work, with proceeds benefitting one of the charities Laura supported, Gwen’s Girls.