The first annual "Damian Dash," a 5K run hosted by St. Damian School in Oak Forest, took place on Oct.13. All the proceeds from the race benefitted the school's technology fund.
According to the school's website, St. Damian School was built and dedicated in 1963. The school was initially staffed by the Felician Sisters until 1981. The school's namesake, St. Damian, and his twin brother, St. Cosmas, were third-century physicians and are the patron saints of physicians, pharmacists and hospital workers. The feast of St. Damian is celebrated Sept. 26.