Cass Community Health Foundation celebrates 25th anniversary of 5K

BELTON, Mo., (Jan. 14, 2019) – Cass Community Health Foundation (CCHF) is hosting the 25th Annual 5K for Health Saturday, May 4 at Belton Regional Medical Center. The 5K raises 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. In 2018, more than 3,600 low-income children aged 0-20 were served at both clinic locations.

“The number of patients we serve at Cass County Dental Clinic continues to climb. As the need for improved oral health in our community increases, so does the support for our patients,” Cynthia Randazzo, CCHF president, said. “We are excited to celebrate the 25th year of this growing event in Cass County with community members who care about creating healthy smiles.”

Former Harrisonville mayor Kevin Wood and Sara Jones of the Belton School District will chair and co-chair the anniversary event. 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. All participants can create personal fundraising pages to help raise money for children and teens in Cass County. Registering as a walker is free, but everyone is asked to make a personal donation. Runners must pay an entry fee to cover the costs of t-shirts, time chips and bibs. All runners will receive a 5K t-shirt by paying the entry free. Walkers raising $100 or more 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 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.

Click here to create a team, register for the 5K, donate or learn more about the event.