Hopecam 5K Run/Walk to Benefit Children with Cancer
For Immediate Release
April 16, 2012
Contact: Jennifer Bond, Interim Executive Director
703-620-2555 ext.110, email@example.com
Charity Sets Date for the
12th Annual Hopecam 5K Run/Walk
Sunday, May 6, 2012 – Reston, VA
Two Local Children with Cancer will be the Honored Guests
35% of the Children Served by Hopecam Attend Fairfax County Public Schools
Reston, VA – For the twelfth year in a row, Hopecam will be hosting the annual Hopecam 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, May 6th, to benefit the charity’s program. Since 2003 Hopecam, Inc., a 501c(3) nonprofit charitable organization, has helped more than 225 hospitalized or homebound children cope with loneliness and isolation as they battle cancer or other life-threatening illnesses. All services are provided completely free of charge to the families and school partners. 35% of the children served are students in the Fairfax County School system.
Hopecam 5K Run/Walk
Sunday, May 6, 2012
Start: 8:00am - Sign in: 7:30am
Registration online: http://www.hopecam.org/ournews/events/hopecam-5k
Location: 1890 Preston White Drive, Reston, VA
Fee: $25 ($10 - age 12 and under)
- All pre-registered participants will receive a complimentary t-shirt & goodie bag
- DJ and post-race refreshments provided
- We will be honoring two local children who are battling cancer
- Professionally timed event
- Families are encouraged to participate. Strollers are welcome
HONORED GUESTS FOR THE 12TH ANNUAL HOPECAM 5K RUN/WALK:
Stefano is an 8 year old boy in 2nd grade at Westbriar Elementary School (Fairfax County Public Schools) in Vienna, VA. Stefano is battling leukemia.
Francisco is a 10 year old boy in 4th grade at Flintstone Elementary School (Prince George’s County Public Schools) in Oxon Hill, MD. Francisco is battling lymphoma.
Hopecam connects hospitalized and homebound children undergoing long term treatment with their teachers, classmates, family and friends by providing laptops, high speed internet and web cameras. All services are provided completely free of charge to the families. Hopecam can provide this service through its partnering with area hospitals (Children National Medical Center; Inova Fairfax; NIH; Johns Hopkins, etc.), social workers and dozens of school districts in Virginia, DC and Maryland.
Research tells us that isolation and loneliness are disruptive and devastating for homebound and hospitalized children especially children battling a long term illness and treatment. They are separated from their friends at school and lose most social interaction. Hopecam bridges that gap by providing each child with a laptop, web camera and a corresponding setup in his or her classroom. The charity coordinates with school administrators to successfully connect each child with his or her school.
For more information about Hopecam’s 12th Annual 5K Run/Walk or the charity, visit the website at www.hopecam.org or contact Interim Executive Director, Jennifer Bond, at firstname.lastname@example.org – 703-622-2555 ext. 110.