New Berlin — Operation Give Hope, organized in the United States by New Berlin resident Carrie Reichartz, will hold a run/walk Oct. 19 for Operation Give Hope that is a leading provider of care for Kenyan children and to help found a pregnancy crisis center in Kenya.
The 5K run starts at 9:30 a.m. and the 3K walk at 9:35 a.m. at the South Shore Park pavilion, 2900 S.. Shore Drive, Milwaukee.
The cost is $30 in advance and $40 on the day of the event. Online registrations are being accepted at OperationGiveHopeRun.intuitwebsites.com and at Active.com.
Operation Give Hope runs feeding stations and schools where $5 can feed a child for a month, Reichartz said. A single dollar feeds a child for a week.
After the event, participants will be treated to snacks and beverages. Prizes will be awarded for the most pledges raised, first to cross the finish line and the most enthusiastic runner.
In conjunction with the run/walk, Operation Give Hope will hold a shoe drive that, if successful, could secure a major grant to help found the pregnancy crisis center. The group needs 25,000 pounds of shoes to get the grant. The shoes themselves will be shipped to Third World countries.
— Jane Ford-Stewart
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