SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY, May 24, 2017—Last year, 4,000 children received treatment in Saratoga Hospital’s Alfred Z. Solomon Emergency Center. Every one of them benefited from funds raised by the annual Cantina Kids Fun Run, which will be held June 4 in Congress Park. The race starts at 9 a.m.; registration is $20.
Now in its 10th year, the Fun Run has become a family favorite, attracting hundreds of children and parents, rain or shine. This year’s event is on track to raise a record $67,000, bringing the 10-year total to over $400,000.
The lion’s share of the proceeds benefits pediatric emergency care at Saratoga Hospital. Funds also support pediatric dental care at the hospital’s Saratoga Community Health Center.
The Fun Run was the brainchild of Cantina restaurant owners Jeff and Heath Ames, who teamed up with Saratoga Hospital Foundation to give back in appreciation for the lifesaving care their daughter has repeatedly received at Saratoga Hospital. The event brings families and organizations together for a healthy outdoor activity—and a worthy cause. This year’s presenting sponsor is New Country Motor Car Group.
Run as a family. Strollers are welcome.
Pre-registration: Online, now through noon June 1. Go to cantinakidsfunrun.org. Pre-registered runners can pick up race packets in advance on June 3, from 9 a.m. to noon in Congress Park, near the Casino.
Race-day registration: June 4, 8-8:45 a.m., in Congress Park, near the Carousel.
Two courses: ¼ mile or 1 mile.
Medals: For all runners up to age 12. Trophies to the top three boys and girls on each course. “Healthiest School” award to the school with the highest participation.
Radio station 101.3 The Jockey will broadcast the Fun Run live. Healthy snacks will be available, and kids can enjoy special activities including a challenge course.
For more information or to register, visit www.saratogahospital.org or call 518-583-8765.
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About Saratoga Hospital Foundation: Saratoga Hospital Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Saratoga Hospital, Saratoga County’s leading healthcare provider. As such, the foundation secures, manages and distributes charitable gifts to support the mission of Saratoga Hospital and its affiliates. Over the years, the foundation has raised more than $40 million for Saratoga Hospital programs and facilities, all of which benefit the people of the Saratoga region. For more information: www.saratogahospitalfoundation.org.