November 5th, 2014
9th Annual 5K/Run for Hunger
Looking for a way to donate to a special cause? Hunger hurts us all. This Saturday, November 8th, Hollywood is hosting a 5K/Run for Hunger. This is a very special event as it allows you to help those less fortunate in many countries around the world. Jamaica, Haití, Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador and Trinidad are a few of the countries we provide assistance to. Rather it be unsafe drinking water, starvation, lack of medical care or disaster relief, we are there helping out.. So don’t you want to be a part of making this world a better place, Come out and celebrate our efforts to fight hunger…………one step at a time.
It is their 9th annual on the scenic course at Topeekeegee Yugnee Park located at 3300 N. Park Road. The race begins at 8:30 a.m. with registration opening up at 7:30 a.m. Our event emcee will be the co anchor for WPLG-TV Morning News, Eric Yutzy, along with special guests Natacha Sarthou Kalicharan, Mrs. West Indies International 2014, the Honorable Franz Hall, Jamaica’s Consul General to Miami, the Gold Coast Derby Girls and Billy Marlin, the official mascot of the Miami Marlins.
A mini market will be presented by Haiti, Jamaica and Honduras with special tokens from their countries available for purchase. Tin art from Haiti, purses made from bottle caps or unique jewelry from Honduras are some of the items that will be available. So even if you choose not to participate in the run, you can still show your support by purchasing a special keepsake to remember the cause. There will also be several local businesses with tents offering treats and special prizes to those that raise over $100.00.
This is a family friendly event and will be a winner for all ages! There will be activities for the kids, music and the food truck for those who work up an appetite. So come out and Run for Hunger this weekend. By doing so, you will feed more than 3,400 children for an entire year .