Cure 4 The Kids is kicking off its newest event, a 5K Walk/Run to benefit children in Southern Nevada who are affected by cancer and other catastrophic diseases and whose families are unable to pay for treatment (Pictured: Lily, a 7-year old Victorian Bulldog who loves to wear a Tutu).
The Inaugural K9’s 4 The Kids 5K Walk/Run will take place on Sunday, November 5, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to Noon at Sunset Park, 2601 East Sunset Road. Humans and their K-9 friends are all invited to participate in this fun event. We can even help you borrow a dog if you don’t have one.
There will be a Pet Parade, music, food and drink vendors, doggie costume contests, pet adoptions, raffle prizes and much more. Registration is $30 (Check this price) for human participants and $5 per dog. Register now here: http://bit.ly/2flhdWe.
In addition to the 5K Walk/Run, a large contingent of Southern Nevada’s first responders, known as Kops 4 the Kids, will also be on hand with their vehicles to give tours, provide information about their agencies and also answer questions. This is a great experience for kids and adults to get an up close look at the equipment and vehicles used by many first responding agencies in Southern Nevada, including the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. It is also a perfect time to thank first responders for their service.
“We decided to combine a few of our smaller events to give everyone a fun-filled day where the whole family, including their four-legged friends, can be included,” said Dawn Marie Bernhard, Director of Business Development at Cure 4 the Kids Foundation. “Without the support of the amazing members of our community, our mission to ensure no child that has complex medical issues will be turned away simply because they cannot afford it or do not have medical insurance.”
It’s also incredibly easy to register for the 5K event. On the four Mondays prior to K9’s 4 The Kids, bring your dog to the designated Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar for a complimentary “glamour” shot of you and your dog. While you’re there, we’ll have representatives of the event ready to register you in person:
- Monday, October 9 and 23, 2017 – Lazy Dog Restaurant at Downtown Summerlin
- Monday, October 16 and 30, 2017 – Lazy Dog Restaurant at Town Square
Those who would like to take part in the event, and don’t have a dog can easily borrow one. We’ve teamed up with A Home 4 Spot which will have pets who are ready to go on the walk with you on site. These dogs are also available for adoption if you decide you’ve bonded with them at the event!
This event is made possible thanks to the gracious sponsorship of Land Rover and Jaguar Las Vegas.
Cure 4 The Kids Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, operates two clinics: The Children’s Specialty Center of Nevada and the Hemophilia Treatment Center of Nevada. Funds raised during this event will go towards ensuring no patient will be denied care at either clinic due to a lack of financial resources or medical insurance.
For more information about this event, please visit http://cure4thekids.org/events/k9-s-4-the-kids-5k. On social media, visit: