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Ronald McDonald House Charities slates 21st annual 5K Run


Wed, Jul 13th 2022 01:10 pm

Submitted by the Buffalo Ronald McDonald House

Lace up your running shoes and come run with 1,000 or so fellow runners as they fill the street in front of the Ronald McDonald House at 6:30 p.m. and take their mark for the start of the 21st annual Ronald McDonald House Charities 5K Run on Wednesday, July 27. This prestigious race is named as the 2022 Buffalo News “Runner of the Year” race. The certified/sanctioned course takes runners through beautiful neighborhood streets.

“We look forward to reconnecting with our community through our annual run,” said Marianne Hoover, executive director, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western New York. “We’re excited to have activities for the whole family, including the free Fisher-Price Play Space. Registered runners will receive a custom runner’s hat and a picnic dinner, live music by the Scott Celani Band, and liquid refreshments at the post-run party! Guests are also welcome at the post-run party for just $10 each. This is a fun way for families and groups to raise money for a great cause, while exercising and having a good time.”

Event registration cost is $30 per runner through July 26 or $35 on race day (registration fee includes: custom runner’s hat, and post-run party). To register, visit https://runsignup.com/Race?raceId=86539.

Registration begins at noon at the Buffalo Ronald McDonald House at 780 West Ferry St., Buffalo. The run begins at 6:30 p.m., while the Fisher-Price Play Space operates from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Canisius High School’s Tripi Field – West Ferry entrance. The area is for children ages 8 and under, who must be accompanied by an adult. Awards will be given at the conclusion of the run. The party is set for 7-8:30 p.m.

For more 5K run information, visit: https://rmhcwny.org/22-5k/.

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western New York would like to thank the following major sponsors for their support in this year’s race:

Presenting Sponsor: Orville’s Home Appliances

Gold Sponsors: McDonald’s Owner/Operators of WNY and NWPA, United Health Care

Starting Line/Finish Line Sponsors: Crescent Manufacturing, Fisher-Price, Merrill Lynch – Kane Fasanello Group, Modern Disposal Services, Plastic Bottles Inc., Rich Products Corp.

Silver Sponsors: CTG, Danahy Real Estate, M/E Engineering P.C., Wegmans, WKBW-TV Channel 7/ABC

Run Course Sponsors: Berardi Immigration Law, Beyond Print Solutions, Brock, Schechter & Polakoff LLP (BS & P), Chiampou Travis Besaw & Kershner LLP (CTBK), Community Bank, Clauss & Company, Higgins Kane Law Group, Just 4 Me Pediatric Dentistry, Kaleida Health, Kideney Architects P.C., Phillips Lytle LLS, Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers Local Union No. 71 (SMART), UPD Dental Associates, Women of IBEW Local 97 Power and Light Society

Post-Run Party Sponsors: Anderson-DuBose Co., BXI Consultants Inc., Pediatric Cardiology Associates of Western New York LLC, Philadelphia Insurance Companies (PHLY), Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Care Center, Samuel, Son & Co. (USA) Inc.

Product and Service Sponsors: Canisius High School, Coca-Cola Bottling Co., Fisher Bus Services, Fleet Feet Buffalo, Flying Bison Brewing Co., James Desiderio Inc., JetBlue Airways, kc kratt photography, McDonald's Owners/Operators of WNY and NWPA, Modern Disposal Services, National Grid, Runner's Roost, Scott Celani Band, Southwest Airlines Co., Try-It Distributing, Upstate Niagara Cooperative, VSP Graphic Group.

A special thanks to all the staff and volunteers who help make this event possible.

The mission of RMHC of WNY is to create and support programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children and their families. For over 38 years, the Buffalo Ronald McDonald House has served more than 21,000 families from Western New York, surrounding states and outside the U.S. Since opening in late 2017, the Ronald McDonald Family Room located in John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital serves over 1,000 visits each month, and the Happy Wheels Cart makes more than 360 bedside visits each week.

RMHC of WNY is a proud chapter of the national and international network of Ronald McDonald House Charities. RMHC of WNY is operated by a local volunteer board of directors. RMHC of WNY is responsible for its own fundraising and programs, and is 100% funded by generous donations from the local Western New York Community. For more information about RMHC of WNY and how you can help, visit rmhcwny.org.

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