Hope For Haitians 5K Walk/Run for Education

COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (April 4, 2016) Hope For Haitians will celebrate 15 years of hope at its 5th Annual 5K Walk/Run for Education on May 7, in Geneva, Ill. This family themed event will raise awareness and funds to educate children in Haiti. Every $109 raised will send a child to school for an entire year.

Since 2001, Food For The Poor and Hope For Haitians have collaborated to improve the lives of destitute families in Haiti. Through the construction of new homes, which include access to safe drinking water, the implementation of sustainable development projects, and the funding of medical and educational programs, thousands of lives are being transformed throughout the country.

The event will be held Saturday, May 7, 2016, at 8:30 a.m. at the Kane County Government Center located at 719 South Batavia Ave. in Geneva, Ill. Pre-registration is $25 for adults (13+), and is free for participants 12 and under. Registration starts at 7 a.m., and is $30 for adults on the day of the event. All registered participants will receive a T-shirt, goodie bag and access to activities for children, which will feature live music, balloon artistry and face painting. Registration is available online at www.HopeForHaitians.org.

For more information on the Hope For Haitians 5K Walk/Run For Education, contact Amy McTeague at 630-730-0227 or email Rachel Piering at rachelp@foodfoorthepoor.org. The course is USA Track and Field certified and chip-timed. Medallions will be presented to first-second-and third-place finishers in each age bracket for both male and female runners. Children’s age brackets include 10 and under, 11-14, and 15-19.

Committee members include Event Chairman Bill Clancy, Kathy Abbott, Mary Aydt, Donna Badowski, Jetzemanith Campos, Sharon Clough, Patti Cottrell, Karen Dix, Alice Farrell, Chandra Hayden, Bill Knotts, Amy McTeague, Pam Papp, Bob Pfundstein, Drew Pistilli, Tony and Cathy Restaino, Cathy Sebolt and Dana Shoener.

Event sponsors are Abby’s Breakfast and Lunch, American Heartland Bank, Dr. Dickens Mason and Kissel Dentistry, Jon Olson, CPA; Kelly Orthodontics, Lorden Family, Lou Bachrodt, Chevrolet, Volkswagen and BMW, Savant, Shodeen Homes, St. Charles Bank and Trust, St. Charles Learning Community, St. Charles Knights of Columbus,Two Brothers Brewery.

Food For The Poor, one of the largest international relief and development organizations 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 www.FoodForThePoor.org.

Wanda Wright

Public Relations
954-427-2222 x 6079