FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Community First Fox Cities Marathon Festival of Races
Announces 2008 Charity Partners
APPLETON, WI - The Community First Fox Cities Marathon is pleased to
announce their 2008 Charity Partners - The Alzheimer's Association, Fields
of Honor Military Veterans Museum and Special Olympics Wisconsin.
Each Time Warner Cable 5K Run/Walk participant on Saturday, September 20,
can select among these charities to receive a donation of $5 of their entry
fee. In addition, participants in any weekend event can choose to make a
donation or raise pledges on behalf of any of the three charity partners.
The Alzheimer's Association of Greater Wisconsin is a private,
non-profit organization, dedicated to supporting all persons affected by
Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. Their mission is to eliminate
Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and
enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of
dementia through the promotion of brain health.
Through artifacts and memorabilia from the Revolutionary War to the
present, the new Fields of Honor Military Veterans Museum and
Educational Center being built in Oshkosh, WI, honors the sacrifices of our
veterans who have served, and still serve today to defend freedom and this
Special Olympics Wisconsin provides year-round sports training
and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children
and adults with cognitive disabilities, giving them continuing
opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience
joy and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with
their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.
A new feature of this year's Guardian Kids Fun Run on Saturday, September
20, will be a charity tie with Special Olympics Wisconsin with $1 of every
Kids Fun Run entry being donated to that organization.
The Community First Fox Cities Marathon is a 501(c)3 non-profit
organization. With over 5,700 participants in 2007, the 18th annual
weekend of events is set for September 20-21, 2008.