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My Sister’s House: 5K Run For a Safe Haven

The 9th annual 5K run/walk is the largest attended fundraiser for My Sister’s House, with more than 800 runners and walkers. This event is for the entire family featuring a Kids Half Mile, prizes, food, games, and music. Participants are encouraged to dress in costume and awards will be given to the most creative. Come join in on the fun while supporting a great cause on Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 8:30 a.m. in William Land Park.

Entry fees are:
• Adults (ages 19 and up) $30
• Teens (ages 13 to 18) $25
• Kids Half mile – $10 (ages 12 and under)

For companies or groups looking to support My Sister’s House, being active, and having fun, the event also features running teams to support My Sister’s House. The fee is $250 with a minimum of 10 runners, and $20 for additional runners. Registration is available online www.runforasafehaven.com.

“This year’s events are especially important as My Sister’s House celebrates the opening of its transitional house for domestic violence survivors. We hope to raise enough funds so that abused women and children have an option, other than the streets, to stay after they leave our emergency Safe Haven,” said Nilda Valmores, My Sister’s House Executive Director.
Proceeds will help My Sister’s House in its efforts to putting a stop to domestic violence and providing shelter to victims of domestic violence.

About My Sister’s House:
My Sister’s House is celebrating its 11th anniversary this year as the only non-profit organization in the Central Valley which specifically addresses the issue of domestic violence within the Central Valley’s highly diverse Asian/Pacific Islander community. My Sister’s House provides outreach and education to help prevent domestic violence, a 24/7 multi-lingual helpline, a 6 bed shelter, a 6 bed transitional house, and a Women to Work Program. Already it has provided more than 15,000 bed nights of shelter to Asian/Pacific women and children and other survivors of domestic violence. For more info about My Sister’s House, please call (916) 930-0626 or online at www.my-sisters-house.org.

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