The Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA together with the Scotch Plains-Fanwood PTA Council are pleased to announce they are joining forces and will host a 5K Run and One Mile Fun Walk/Jog/Run on Saturday, April 28, 2012 beginning at 8:30 am. This event will start and end at the Y located at 1340 Martine Avenue in Scotch Plains. Their goals are “United” to celebrate and provide opportunities for health and wellness within the Scotch Plains-Fanwood community. Proceeds from “United for a Cause” will benefit Scotch Plains-Fanwood PTA Council Health and Wellness Scholarship.
Livestrong at the Y is a twelve-week physical activity program free to members of our community recovering from cancer. The Livestrong program enables the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA to offer participants educational seminars, childcare assistance and services for financial management. The program focus helps recovering cancer survivors; “get their lives back” physically, mentally and spiritually. We want to give survivors the tools to continue their journey of health and wellness beyond the twelve-week program. The “United for a Cause” 5K is a healthy community event that will “give” back to our local families and students. Many of our local students choose to pursue a career in the health and wellness field and this event will acknowledge a student(s) positive intentions by providing scholarship monies to put towards their college, school or training program costs. By providing financial support we hope to foster their desire to make our world a healthier place.
The One Mile Fun Walk/Jog/Run will begin at 8:30 am with the 5K beginning at 9:15 am. A $10 Fun Run Registration Fee will be required to those who want to participate. A $25 5K Registration Fee will apply to interested participants for this run. Proceeds from this race will help to support the Livestrong at the Y and to support a high school scholarship for a student pursuing Health and Wellness. Individual donations can also be made to benefit the fund. Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult. No Pets Allowed on the Course(s).
You can register at the Y or online by visiting www.spfk5k.com. There will be a race check in and package pick up for this event being held at the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA facility on April 27, 2012 from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm. All registered runners and walkers should pick up their packets on the 27th during the scheduled time.
Please contact Sheri Cognetti, Senior Program Director, Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA at (908) 889-8880 or email Sheri at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. The Y is the nation’s leading nonprofit committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Visit fanwoodscotchplainsymca.org to learn more about Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA programs. Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.