Thursday, March 26, 2009

Carnegie Center 5K Run/Walk

In Central Kentucky right now, people are being laid off from jobs, looking for new jobs, and taking on new job responsibilities due to downsizing. Some children are two or more years behind in school. There are parents who are unsure how to help their children with homework. Other parents are searching for quality programs for the entire family.

These needs are real, these people are real. They come to the Carnegie Center for help and find joy in writing, reading and learning new things. With many free programs and scholarships available for the ones with low fees, no one is turned away from an opportunity to learn and expand possibilities.

All of this is possible through the contributions and support of individuals like you. Here’s how you can help:

Whether you run, walk, push a stroller, bring the kids, or walk a dog, you can participate in the 5K Run/Walk event hosted by the UK Honors Program Student Council to benefit The Carnegie Center (details below). Or, if a run/walk event is not your thing, you can still help by making a contribution to this worthy cause through the registration form.

Here are the event details:
5th Annual Carnegie Center 5K Run/Walk
Sunday, April 5, 2009 – 2:00 PM
at UK’s Coldstream Research Campus
(off Citation Blvd and Newtown Pike on Bull Lea Road)

Registration: ONLY $20

More information and registration forms are available online at these two locations:
• (this link also contains directions to Coldstream Research Campus)
• (contains links to information about Carnegie Center programs)

I know how important the Carnegie Center is to you and to the community. And while all that is required to participate in this 5K is your registration fee, I urge you to consider taking on a personal fundraising goal of $100 or more and ask your friends to contribute. In this way, we rally the community together to alter the lives of people needing Carnegie Center services. One person has already made a personal $2,000 fundraising goal, contributing $500 himself.

This event is sponsored by UK Honors Program Student Council, UK Student Government, John’s Run/Walk Shop, Sonitrol, Southland Printing, and Starbucks.

Thank you for supporting the work of the Carnegie Center. I hope to see you there!

Best wishes,
Jennifer Mattox, Development Director

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