Cass Community Health Foundation hosts most successful fundraiser to date

BELTON, Mo., (May  9, 2018 ) – Cass Community Health Foundation (CCHF) hosted their most successful annual 5K Saturday, May 5. After setting a goal of $60,000, community members outpaced the initial goal by raising a net income of more than $70,000.

The 5K, presented by Belton Regional Medical Center and Cosentino’s Price Chopper, benefited the 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 2017, more than 3,500 low-income children aged 0-20 were served at the Clinic.

The 24th Annual 5K for Health asked participants to raise money by registering as runners or walkers. Runners paid a registration fee to participate. Walkers were encouraged to form teams and raise pledges to support their participation.

Top fundraising groups included LifeGoals Strategies Group, led by former Harrisonville mayor Kevin Wood, the Belton School District and Grandview C-4 School District. Wood chaired the event and Chase Coffman, NFL tight end, Missouri Hall of Famer and Ray-Pec High School graduate served as honorary chair.

“Our annual 5K for Health continues to grow each year with assistance from community organizers and businesses. This assistance directly impacts the care that patients at our safety net dental clinic receive,” Cynthia Randazzo, CCHF president, said. “The 5K for Health is an exciting community event that has a great future and we hope Cass County will continue to find creative ways to support it.”

Following the 5K, participants enjoyed a post-event, morning 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, prizes and a community health fair with fun activities for the entire family were also included.