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Cass County citizens can help raise funds for community youth through 5K

BELTON, Mo., (Apr. 3, 2017) – Cass Community Health Foundation (CCHF) needs your help in meeting its fundraising goal for the 23rd Annual 5K Walk/Run for Health. Citizens of Cass County and the surrounding area are encouraged to register as a walker or runner to help raise money for youth in Cass County.

Walkers can create teams with family and friends by raising pledges to support their participation. Individuals can also register to walk by making a donation. Each registered walker that raises $100 or more will receive a t-shirt specially designed for those who participate in the 5K walk. Additional prizes will be awarded to individuals that raise $150 or more.

Cass Community Health Foundation has added a 5K run to the event this year. Runners can pay the entry fee to participate. Each runner will receive a t-shirt specially designed for the 5K run. The top finishers in each age group will receive medals.

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 2016, 3,150 low-income children aged 0-20 were served at the Clinic and $32,000 were awarded in scholarships to Cass County high school seniors pursuing nursing or other health related degrees.

“The event supports our programs that greatly benefit the community and we encourage everyone in the area to get involved,” Cynthia Randazzo, CCHF president, said. “The 5K Walk/Run for Health is a great way to get your friends and family together for a morning of fitness and fun.”

Following the 5K, participants are invited to enjoy a post-event, morning celebration that includes 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.

The 5K is Saturday, May 6 and 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.