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25th anniversary of fundraiser raises $72,000 for kids in Cass County

BELTON, Mo., (May 8, 2019) – Cass Community Health Foundation (CCHF) raised more than $72,000 and hosted over 400 walkers and runners at the 25th Annual 5K for Health Saturday, May 4.

The 5K, presented by Belton Regional Medical Center and Cosentino’s Price Chopper, benefited 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. In 2018, more than 3,600 low-income children aged 0-20 were served at the clinic.

Top fundraising school districts include Belton with $4,373, Grandview with $2,262, Raymore-Peculiar with $538, Archie with $374, Harrisonville with $342.51 and Strasburg with $200. Top fundraising companies and individuals included LifeGoals Strategies Group, led by former Harrisonville mayor Kevin Wood, with $4,107.75, SAB Homes in Lee’s Summit with $3,372, Community Bank of Raymore with $1,676.11, Katie Schroeder with $1,413.75 and Belton Regional Medical Center with $1,337.75. Wood co-chaired the event with Sara Jones of the Belton School District and Chase Coffman, NFL tight end, Missouri Hall of Famer and Ray-Pec High School graduate served as honorary chair.

“I have been involved all 25 years of this event. It’s been great to see the community support grow from 75 walkers our first year to more than 400 registered in our 25th year,” Cynthia Randazzo, CCHF president said. “More than $72,000 was raised asking community members to help us create more healthy smiles at Cass County Dental Clinic. With this level of support, we are able to provide dental treatment to kids who need it most.”

Walkers registered for the 5K for free and were encouraged to raise money or make a personal donation. Runners paid a registration fee and were entered in a timed race. Angie Moody was awarded first place, Mitch Nichols was awarded second and Sarah Donohoe was awarded third in the women’s race. Seth Hunziker was awarded first place, Drew Bollinger was awarded second and Tom Rust was awarded third in the men’s race.

Following the 5K, participants enjoyed a post-event celebration complete with world-famous, all-you-can-eat Chris Cakes, sponsored by Belton Regional Medical Center. Additional food provided by Cosentino's Price Chopper, music by Moo Daddy, prizes and Belton Regional Medical Center’s community health fair with fun activities for the entire family were also available.

Visit casscommunityhealth.org/5k for more information about the 5K.