Hy-Vee, Pinky Swear Foundation Announce Omaha 5K & Fun Run Event
Hy-Vee, Inc. announced it is once again partnering with Pinky Swear Foundation, a national charitable organization that supports children with cancer and their families, to host several kids fundraising events across the Midwest this summer, including one in Omaha. This year, instead of a triathlon, the event will include a 1 mile or 1K fun run and a 5K run/walk for the entire family, as well as a fitness expo. It will be held on September 30th at Lewis & Clark Landing.
Instead of focusing on competition, children and families at all fitness levels are encouraged to participate to help raise money for kids with cancer and their families. The money raised provides basic needs — such as mortgage and rent, transportation, utilities, gas cards and food — and experiences that create emotional support to impacted families. According to Pinky Swear Foundation, a child is diagnosed with cancer every 45 minutes in the United States and 1 out of 11 families given that news will file for bankruptcy. Over the past two years, more than 4,200 kids ages 6–18 participated in the Hy-Vee Pinky Swear Kids Triathlons, raising more than $630,000.
Register now to participate in one of the Hy-Vee Pinky Swear 5K & Fun Run events at www.pinkyswear.org/events.