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Support Hope For Haitians 5K Walk/Run for Education 5th Annual Event, May 7th, 2016, Geneva

WHAT: Hope For Haitians will celebrate 15 years of hope at its 5th Annual 5K Walk/Run for Education. Every $109 raised will send a child to school for an entire year.

WHEN: Saturday, May 7 @ 8:30 a.m.  Registered participants can pick up their packets, which includes their running bib and shirt on Friday, May 6, at the Geneva Runnings Outfitters at 221 West State St. between 5 and 7 p.m.

WHERE: Kane County Government Center, 719 South Batavia Ave., 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

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 [email protected]. 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.

Food For The Poor (FFP) Jamaica also will host its second annual 5K Run/Walk on Saturday May 7, to raise funds for the construction of 100 homes for destitute families. This year’s run will begin and end at Emancipation Park in Kingston. Jamaica’s Olympic Gold medalist Yohan Blake is one of this year’s ambassadors. Blake has committed to donating a home in partnership with the charity.

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

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