The 2nd annual Norcross Police Department C.H.U.K. Run (Cops Helping Unique Kids) will be held Saturday, Oct. 20, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Thrasher Park. It is held by the city of Norcross, Norcross Police Department, Wells Fargo Advisors and United Cerebral Palsy of Georgia, according to a press release.
The C.H.U.K. Run will begin with a 5K run through downtown Norcross at 8 a.m. There is a $20 registration fee, with all proceeds going to support United Cerebral Palsy of Georgia services for children and adults with disabilities. Participants can register in advance by mail or online at www.ucpga.org, with a guaranteed T-shirt size. Day of event registrations will be accepted with T-shirt, sizes as available.
Following the 5K run, beginning at 9 a.m. there will be a 1 mile fun run/walk and free family festival in Thrasher Park (93 Park Dr. in downtown Norcross), with a variety of entertainment and activities for kids of all abilities.
“The Norcross Police Department and City of Norcross are giving generously of their time and resources to host this wonderful event,” Diane Wilush, Executive Director of UCP of Georgia, said in a press release. “They want to create a special experience for kids who do not always have opportunities to participate in community activities, and raise funds to support United Cerebral Palsy’s work at the same time. It’s an honor to partner with them in this effort.”
Other C.H.U.K. Run sponsors include Big Peach Running Co., Georgia United Credit Union, McKesson Medical-Surgical, Kapp Koncepts, The USA Shop/Land Rover Repair, and Turner Broadcasting System.
United Cerebral Palsy of Georgia is one of the largest organizations in the state, offering services for children and adults with disabilities. Services include community living supports, after school and out-of-school child care, adult day supports, medical services, advocacy and more. UCP serves more than 500 individuals and families throughout Georgia on a daily basis, and spends nearly 88 cents of every dollar received on direct services, making it one of the most cost efficient charities in the nation.
For a sponsor package, event exhibitor booth or more information about the Norcross Police Department C.H.U.K. Run, or UCP of Georgia programs and services, contact Joan Rizzo at 770-676-2000, ext. 225, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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