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Annual 5K sets goal of $60,000 for local youth

BELTON, Mo., (Jan. 11, 2018) – Cass Community Health Foundation (CCHF) has set a goal of $60,000 for their annual 5K that raises money for youth in Cass County and the surrounding areas. The 24th Annual 5K for Health is Saturday, May 5 at Belton Regional Medical Center.

The 5K, presented by Belton Regional Medical Center and Cosentino’s Price Chopper, will benefit CCHF’s programs including the Cass County Dental Clinic and scholarships for high school seniors interested in health care. The Clinic is the first and only safety net dental clinic in Cass County, Missouri with locations in Belton and Harrisonville. In 2017, 3,516 low-income children aged 0-20 were served at both clinic locations and 24 scholarships were awarded to Cass County high school seniors pursuing nursing or other health related degrees.

“Our annual 5K race continues to grow, along with the programs it benefits," Cynthia Randazzo, CCHF president, said. "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."

Former Harrisonville mayor Kevin Wood and NFL tight end, Missouri Hall of Famer and Ray-Pec High School graduate Chas Coffman will return as chair and honorary chair of the event.

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 that raise $150 or more. Runners must pay a registration fee to participate and will receive a 24th Annual 5K for Health t-shirt. Prices increase beginning February 27. The top finishers in each age group will receive medals.

Following 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 health fair, sponsored by Belton Regional Medical Center, will feature fun activities for the entire family.

The 5K will begin and end at Belton Regional Medical Center. Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m. and the 5K begins at 8 a.m.

Create a team, register for the 5K run, donate or learn more about the event.