2012-09-06


Kane Residents Benefit from Charity Walk

Kane Foundation Hosts 1st Annual 2 Mile Walk 4 Kane

 Kane Foundation Walk Group Photo

The first annual, “2 Mile Walk 4 Kane,” was held on Saturday, August 25th at the North Park Boathouse.  There were over 100 people in attendance and participants raised $3,000 to benefit the Kane Foundation.

“Everybody was a winner at Saturday’s walk” said Walk Director Larry Kuzmanko.  “The park is beautiful, the weather was perfect and we got some exercise in while helping out the Kane Foundation.”

The Kane Foundation raises private funds that are used to enhance the quality of life for residents at the Kane Regional Centers.  The residents benefit greatly from the stimulation of special events and extracurricular activities that keep them in touch with the communities where they have lived most of their lives.

“Everything you see here has been donated in one form or another.  Quite simply, the walk would not have been possible without the support of generous donors like Panera Bread, Uncle Charley’s Sausage, Utz and Turner Dairy Farm,” said Dennis Biondo, Executive Director of the Kane Regional Centers.  “Our sponsors and volunteers make these types of fundraisers possible and are instrumental in the success of this event in its first year.”

In addition to the food and drink, there was also face painting for the children and 30 prizes were awarded to participants. Plans are already being made for the 2nd Annual Walk for Kane.  Details of the event will be posted on the Kane Care website as they become available.

For more information, contact Bill LaLonde, Community Outreach Representative at 412-422-6773.


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