Running a short distance will make a big impact for the world’s orphans at Dillon International’s Run for the Children event held Saturday, September 8, 2012 at Mohawk Park, 5701 E. 36th St. North in Tulsa.
Proceeds from this Road Runners Club of America-sanctioned event will help pay for the educational expenses of vulnerable children served by Dillon International’s humanitarian aid programs. “The Run for the Children offers a fun way to make a very real difference for children in need by offering them a brighter future through education.” said Tonnie Dosser, Dillon International’s development director. “Just $100 will pay for a child’s annual school tuition, plus books, a uniform and a daily lunch.”
The 5K Run starts at 7:30 a.m. and 1K Fun Run/Walk starts at 8:30 a.m. Advance registration for the 5K event costs $27 and includes a T-shirt and entry for prizes donated by sponsors; registration for the Fun Run is $11.50, and also includes a T-shirt and entry for a prize packet. Race day registration starts at 6:30 a.m. and the fee is $30 for the 5K and $15 for the 1K (both fees include T-shirt). Registration is free for participants under 11-years-old. T-shirts may be purchased separately for $11.50.
Sponsorships opportunities, ranging from $500 to $5,000, are still available. Event sponsors include Fleet Feet Sports of Tulsa, Tack Designs, Warren Clinic, Conner & Winters, Dillon & Smith Funeral Home & Family Legacy Center, Trasor Corp., Whole Foods Market in Tulsa and Panera Bread. For more information on registering for, or sponsoring, the Run please call Dillon International at 918-749-4600. Information and registration is also available on the Dillon website at dillonadopt.com/involved-run
Founded in 1972, Dillon International, Inc., is a non-profit international adoption and humanitarian agency that is affiliated with Buckner International. Together, Dillon and Buckner Adoption and Maternity Services offer international adoption programs in China, Korea, Haiti, India, Hong Kong, Ghana, Colombia, Ethiopia, Russia and Honduras. The agency also provides post-adoption services, such as heritage camps, tours to Korea, China, Haiti, and India, and support services for adoptive families.