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Runners, walkers support Shelter Inc. event

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  • Pictured, from left, at the Shelter Inc. 5K Run/Walk 4 Kidz are: Tom Skilling, chief meteorologist, WGN-TV; Pat Beck, executive director, Shelter Inc.; and Sean Lewis, news anchor and reporter, WGN-CLTV.

      Pictured, from left, at the Shelter Inc. 5K Run/Walk 4 Kidz are: Tom Skilling, chief meteorologist, WGN-TV; Pat Beck, executive director, Shelter Inc.; and Sean Lewis, news anchor and reporter, WGN-CLTV.
    Courtesy Shelter Inc.

 
Submitted by Shelter Inc.

On Saturday, April 16, Shelter Inc.'s annual 5K Run/Walk 4 Kidz was held in Busse Woods, Elk Grove Village. More than 200 people participated in this event and enjoyed a pre-race warm up and post-race stretch session with FirstHealth, a scenic 5K trail, food from Caffe Baci, games, prizes and more.

Shelter Inc. is a nonprofit child welfare agency providing emergency and longer term housing for children and adolescents in the Northwest suburbs who are abused, neglected, dependent or in need of supervision.

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Sean Lewis, news anchor and reporter from WGN-CLTV, emceed this year's festivities and Chicago weatherman Tom Skilling from WGN-TV joined the walkers in the 5K.

The overall top male runner was Chris McAulisse of Chicago, and the overall top female runner was Kim Wiley of Streamwood.

All funds raised through this event will be used to support Shelter's programs and services. For information, contact Shelter at (847) 590-6188 or visit shelter-inc.org.

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