Little Hands Make A Big Difference

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Open to runners and walkers, the 5K winds along Rock Cut State Park’s Olson Lake Trail; proceeds go toward Build-A-Bears for sick children

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Promotional value expires Oct 7, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 6 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Registration required between between 7:30AM-8:15AM on 10/7/2012. Must sign waiver. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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  • $10 for a 5K entry for ages 12 and younger (up to a $20 value)
  • $15 for a 5K entry for ages 13 and older (up to a $30 value)

The race kicks off at 9 a.m. on Sunday, October 7, and winds along Rock Cut State Park’s Olson Lake Trail. Participants must check in for the race between 7:30 a.m. and 8:15 a.m. Runners keep pace with electronic chip timing. Proceeds go toward Build-A-Bears for sick children. For more information, see the event flyer.

Event sponsors include Rockford Memorial Hospital, Rock Road Companies, Inc., Sargento Foods Inc., Midwest Orthopedics at Rush, and M45 Marketing Services. Prizes are provided by Anytime Fitness.

Little Hands Make A Big Difference

Like most 6-year olds, Jack O'Neil enjoyed playing with toys; unlike a typical 6-year-old, though, he played with his toys in the hospital. Jack was gearing up for corrective limb-lengthening surgery, a process that affected him long after his successful recovery. Once he was healthy, Jack wanted to make sure other hospital-bound kids had toys to play with. Jack began holding charitable lemonade stands, using the proceeds to buy toys. Over time, his pastime morphed into his current charity, Little Hands Make A Big Difference. Powered by fundraisers such as an annual 5K, the kid-run organization delivers Build-A-Bears and other toys to sick tots, fueling their play and filling their imaginations with geometric shapes. For more information, see the organization’s blog.

Customer Reviews

Amazing chariy and beautifil trail to run or walk.
Rebecca H. · October 10, 2012
This is a wonderful charity that donates stuffed animals from builds bear to children in the hospital
Dusty H. · October 10, 2012
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    Loves Park

    7318 Harlem Rd.

    Loves Park, IL 61111

    +18159771544

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