The Share & Care Foundation will host its second Make a Difference 5K Walk/Run in Bergen County, New Jersey, on Saturday, June 15, 2019.
This family-friendly event will bring individuals of all abilities together in support of Share & Care’s programs to empower rural India with opportunities for healthcare, education, and gender equality, according to a press release.
This year the 5K will be followed by an Indian ‘Fun Fair’ — food, games, and lots of fun.
The race will take place at Overpeck County Park, Ridgefield Park, NJ, on a USA Track & Field-certified course. On-site check-in begins at 9 a.m., and the race start time is 10:30 a.m.
This event is open to all ages, though registration must be completed online by an adult (18+) at https://shareandcare.org/5K-Walk-Run. Runners/walkers age 8 and up are invited to register for the 5K, while children 7 and under (and their chaperones) are welcome to participate in the 1K KIDS Walk/Run that will be held at 10 a.m. at the same location.
Registration fees for participants are $30 (ages 13 and up) and $15 (ages 8-12). Children age 7 and under may register for free. Each participant will receive a t-shirt, which will be provided the day of the event. Prizes will be given to the fastest runners and to all children who participate in the 1K KIDS Walk/Run.
At the time of registration, participants are asked to choose one of four teams to support:
- Team Victory: to defeat child sexual abuse
- Team Happy Feet: to deliver critical healthcare to remote regions
- Team School: to keep marginalized youth in school, and provide scholarships for promising college students
- Team Hope: to help families escape the cycle of poverty by benefiting ALL of the above causes
Once registered, participants will receive email confirmations and tips for setting up personalized fundraising pages to share with family, friends, and social networks. Those who are interested in supporting the event — but are unable to participate as runners/walkers — are invited to contribute as volunteers, sponsors, or donors. A full list of opportunities is available at the online registration site: https://shareandcare.org/5K-Walk-Run.
Share & Care Foundation was founded in New Jersey in 1982 to give back by creating opportunities for deserving women and children living in poverty in India. Today, Share & Care works with community NGOs to initiate interconnected education, healthcare, sanitation & hygiene, and female empowerment programs to create long-term impact and sustainable change.