Find Your Stride and Help Educate Children

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Racers attend the 2012 fundraiser in Geneva, Ill.
The second annual 5K Walk/Run For Education event is set to take place May 11, 2013 in Geneva, Ill. Hundreds took part in the first Hope for Haitians 5K Walk/Run For Education event in Geneva, on May 12, 2012. Money raised from last year's event paid the tuition of children attending schools, built through Food For The Poor, at "Rockford Friendship Village" in Chastenoye and "Hope Friendship Village" in Prolongé, Haiti.

COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (April 30, 2013) – There’s still time to register for the second annual Hope For Haitians 5K Walk/Run For Education. Pre-event registration will be held at the Kane County Cougars game at 6:30 p.m. on May 4, but you also can register online at any time at

The 5K Walk/Run will be on Saturday, May 11, 2013, at 8:30 a.m. at the Kane County Government Center located at 719 S. Batavia Ave. in Geneva, Ill. Registration is $25 for adults and is free for participants 17 and under. All registered participants will receive goodie bags and a T-shirt.

This family-themed event will feature live music, balloon artistry and face painting. It is a perfect opportunity for anyone at any fitness level to help raise awareness and funds for much needed school supplies and uniforms for children in Haiti, through the nonprofit organization Food For The Poor.

It doesn’t take a lot to make a huge impact:

  • $20 provides basic school supplies for a child for a year.
  • $31 provides a pair of shoes, socks and uniform for a child.
  • $51 provides the basic school supplies, a pair of shoes, socks and uniform for a child to attend school for one year.

For every $50 raised, the participants’ names will be entered into a grand drawing for four tickets to a White Sox game on July 23 at 7 p.m. The fortunate four will have a great view in section 132, row 18, seats 1-4. Participants who raise $250 will also be entered into a drawing that includes gift cards, gift baskets and many more prizes.

For more information on the 5K Walk/Run For Education, please contact Theresa Kegley at 1-815-847-0656 or email Registration starts at 7 a.m., the walk/run begins at 8:30 a.m. and the awards ceremony is at 10 a.m. The course is USA Track and Field certified and timed. Medallions will be presented to first, second and third place finishers in each age bracket for both male and female runners.

5K Walk/Run for Education Committee: Event Chairman, William Clancy, Event Committee: Pat Bachrodt, Tom Lorden and Pete Roche, Event Coordinator: Theresa Kegley,
Publicity: Virginia Canavan, Sponsorship: Kathy Abbott and Patti Cottrell Event Logistics: Colleen Burgert, Karen Dix, Linda Fenney, Ruth Gonzales, Jack Griparis and Pam Papp.
Premium Sponsors: Lou Bachrodt, Paddle and Trail, Grand Sponsors: Kane County Chronicle, Supporting Sponsors: Corner Bakery, Dick Pond Athletics, Dickens, Mason & Kissell, Ltd. DDS, Ltd., Fresh Market, JP Jewelers Kohl’s, McNally’s, Panera, P&H Trucking,  Savant, Tap House Grill, Sign Sponsors: Eggar Insurance Agency, Ginsberg Chiropractic, Kelly Orthodontics, St. Charles Bank and Trust.

Food For The Poor, named by The Chronicle of Philanthropy as the largest international relief and development organization in the nation, does much more than feed millions of the hungry poor in 17 countries of the Caribbean and Latin America. This interdenominational Christian ministry provides emergency relief assistance, clean water, medicines, educational materials, homes, support for orphans and the aged, skills training and micro-enterprise development assistance, with more than 95 percent of all donations going directly to programs that help the poor.  For more information, please visit


Wanda Wright
Public Relations
(954) 427-2222 x 6079