2024 5K-Aden Race

On April 27, 2024, a team from Sumter Utilities participated in the annual 5K-Aden race in Columbia, SC. The race is an event held in support of the Jordan Thomas Foundation, a 501c3 that helps kids get the prostheses they need to lead healthy and active lives. The annual 5K-Aden race is actually named after the stepson of Sumter Utilities President, Derek O’Bradovich, who lost his leg in a boating accident several years ago.

Sumter was proud to sponsor the race again this year, and to show our support by gathering a team of employees and friends to run the 5K. The weather was beautiful, spirits were high, and thousands of dollars were raised in support of this incredible mission.

Kaden’s incredible positivity and engagement with the Jordan Thomas Foundation even got some attention in the news! Take a look at this great interview he did with his new friend Carson.

It’s never too late to show your support for the Jordan Thomas Foundation, and to help other kids who have experience an amputation. Learn more here