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  • Sign up now for the third annual Hope for Haitians 5K Walk/Run for Education in Geneva on Saturday, May 10.

       Sign up now for the third annual Hope for Haitians 5K Walk/Run for Education in Geneva on Saturday, May 10.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer, 2013

 
Submitted by Food for the Poor

Food For The Poor and Hope For Haitians host the third annual 5K Walk/Run for Education Saturday, May 10, at the Kane County Government Center, 719 S. Batavia Ave., Route 31, Geneva. Registration and check-in is from 7 to 8:15 a.m. and the race begins at 8:30 a.m.

The event will feature live music, balloon artistry and face painting. Proceeds will be used to provide school supplies for children in Haiti.

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Registration is $25 for adults 18 and older and free for participants 17 and younger. Registration is $30 for adults on the day of the event. All registered participants will receive goody bags and a T-shirt. Registration is available online at www.HopeForHaitians.org.

For more information on the Hope For Haitians 5K Walk/Run For Education, call Theresa Kegley at (815) 847-0656 or email Rachel Piering at rachelp@foodfoorthepoor.org.

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. Children's age brackets include 10 and younger, 11 to 14, and 15 to 19.

The 5K Walk/Run for Education Committee includes: Event Chairman Bill Clancy; event coordinators Theresa Kegley and Rachel Piering and committee members Kathy Abbott, Maria Alderson, Mary Aydt, Lauren Bohr, Colleen Burgert, Jetze Campos, Virginia Canavan, Patti Cottrell, Pauline Creighton, Karen Dix, Ruth Gonzalez, Jack Griparis, Bill Knotts, Dave Markel, Jennifer McCormack, Pam Papp, the Rev. Tim Piasecki, Rev. Tim Seigal and Linda Vigil.

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 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, visit www.FoodForThePoor.org.

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