Date, fundraising goal set for 5K for Health
The Cass Community Health Foundation has set a goal to raise $60,000 for its 2018 5K run/walk, an annual event which raises money for youth in Cass County and the surrounding areas.
The 24th 5K for Health is scheduled May 5 at Belton Regional Medical Center.
The race, presented by Belton Regional Medical Center and Cosentino’s Price Chopper, benefits the foundation’s numerous programs, including the Cass County Dental Clinic and scholarships for high school seniors interested in health care.
The dental clinic served 3,516 low-income children under age 20 in 2017 at its Belton and Harrisonville locations. The foundation also awarded 24 scholarships to Cass County high school seniors pursuing nursing and other health-related degrees last year.
“Our annual 5K race continues to grow, along with the programs it benefits,” Cynthia Randazzo, the foundation’s president, said in a statement. “We’ve set a goal of raising $60,000 in 2018. This reflects the support Cass County has shown for its youth in the past. We are excited for the community to join us in meeting our goal.”
Community members have the option of walking or running in the 5K.
Walkers are encouraged to form teams and raise pledges to support their participation. Each registered walker that raises more than $100 will receive a 24th Annual 5K for Health T-shirt.
Additional prizes will be awarded to individuals who raise $150 or more.
Runners must pay a registration fee to participate and will receive a 5K for Health T-shirt. Prices increase beginning Feb. 27.
The top finishers in each age group will receive medals.
After the 5K, participants are invited to enjoy a post-event, morning celebration that includes food provided by Cosentino’s Price Chopper, music, prizes, and a community health fair.
The 5K will begin and end at Belton Regional Medical Center. Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m. May 5 and the 5K begins at 8 a.m.
For more information or to register, visit casscommunityhealth.org.