CommunityEvents The heroes Opelika deserves By opelikaobserver - March 20, 2015 0 823 Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Photos by Robert NolesLee County’s Superhero 5K run was held Saturday in downtown Opelika. Benefiting Lee County Court Appointed Special Advocates, the purpose of the 5K was to spread awareness of child abuse. According to CASA, nationwide more than 6 million children suffer abuse and neglect annually and, in the course of the past eight months, 14,323 cases of child abuse were reported to Alabama Department of Human Resources. Runners were invited to dress up as their favorite superheroes for the race. Twin Cedars Youth and Family Services and Kappa Alpha Theta Auburn Alumnae were also event hosts.