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5K Run/Walk to Benefit Prevent Child Abuse America

Posted by Sandra On September - 7 - 2010

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WHO: Members of the University of Rochester and Greater Rochester community are invited to participate in the 3rd annual Kappa Delta Shamrock 5K Run/Walk. Proceeds from the event will benefit Prevent Child Abuse America, a national organization that Kappa Delta sorority supports.

TIME, DATE, PLACE: 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 25, at Wilson Commons on the University of Rochester River Campus.

WHAT: Registration for the Shamrock 5K Run is now open. Entry fees for the race are $15 prior to Sept. 22 and $20 until race day. Interested participants can register by visiting http://www.active.com/running/rochester-ny/kappa-deltas-3rd-annual-shamrock-5k-runwalk-and-fun-run-2010. In addition to entrance into the race, the first 150 registrants also will receive a raffle ticket with a chance to win a variety of prizes, a T-shirt, and lunch.

For children ages 12 and under, the Shamrock 5K also features a Kid’s Half Mile Fun Run which begins at 10:30 a.m. The cost is $7 per registrant and includes a free University of Rochester backpack.

A variety of family friendly activities after the race include performances by Rochester student groups and an inflatable Jumper Castle for children. Participants also can relax with a free massage from Tony Cox, LTM.

The Shamrock 5K Run is sponsored by the Epsilon Rho Chapter of Kappa Delta Sorority at the University of Rochester, Fleet Feet Sports, Rochester Gynecologic & Obstetric Associates, and Nolan’s Rental, Inc.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: For more information about the run, e-mail Julie Pearlman at jpearlma@u.rochester.edu.



By the time you finish reading this, 15 children will have been abused; In the next five minutes, 30 more; Within the next hour, 360 more; And by tonight, close to 8,000+ children will have suffered from abuse, 5 of which will die. Child abuse has increased 134% since 1980 and is now considered a worldwide epidemic. The high jump in child abuse deaths and the shocking increase in statistics highlights the frightening lack of public knowledge.

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DREAMCATCHERS FOR ABUSED CHILDREN, INC. is an official non-profit 501(c)3 child abuse & neglect organization. Our mission is to educate the public on all aspects of child abuse such as symptoms, intervention, prevention, statistics, reporting, and helping victims locate the proper resources necessary to achieve a full recovery. We also cover areas such as bullying, teen suicide & prevention, children\'s rights, child trafficking, missing & exploited children, online safety, and pedophiles/sex offenders.

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