BELTON, Mo., (Jan. 9, 2020) – Cass Community Health Foundation (CCHF) is once again hosting its annual 5K Saturday, May 2 at Belton Regional Medical Center. The 26th Annual 5K for Health will raise money for patients at CCHF’s safety net dental clinic, Cass County Dental Clinic.
The Clinic is the first and only safety net dental clinic in Cass County, Missouri with locations in Belton and Harrisonville. Children and teens ages 0-20 are served at both clinic locations.
“Cass County Dental Clinic serves as a dental home for so many families in the Cass County area,” Cynthia Randazzo, CCHF president, said. “This annual fundraising event offers members of our community a way to support that dental home and give back to kids who need it most.”
Sara Jones of the Belton School District will chair the 5K and Al Voelker of the Raymore-Peculiar School District will co-chair. Chase Coffman, NFL tight-end, Missouri Hall of Famer and Ray-Pec High School graduate, will return as honorary chair.
Community members have the option of walking or running in the 5K and can create personal fundraising pages to support their participation. Registering as a walker is free, but everyone is asked to make a personal donation. Runners must pay an entry fee and will receive a 5K t-shirt. Walkers raising $100 or more in donations will receive a 5K t-shirt. Additional prizes will be awarded to all participants raising $150 or more.
Following the 5K, all walkers and runners are invited to enjoy a 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 all members of the 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.
Visit casscommunityhealth.org/5k to create a team, register for the 5K, donate or learn more about the event.