Convoy of Hope 5K Walk/Run Event set for Saturday to Help Poor and Suffering

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Convoy of Hope will hold the first “Running with Convoy” 5K run/walk in Springfield this Saturday, October 20, at 9:00 a.m. to benefit the organization’s children’s feeding initiatives, disaster response work and U.S. community outreach events.

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MEDIA ADVISORY
October 19, 2012

Springfield, Mo. – Convoy of Hope will hold the first “Running with Convoy” 5K run/walk in Springfield this Saturday, October 20, at 9:00 a.m. to benefit the organization’s children’s feeding initiatives, disaster response work and U.S. community outreach events.

Registration for the 5K is $25.00. For more information on how to register, location and FAQs, visit: http://www.runningwithconvoy.org.

Springfield’s Incredible Pizza Company (SIPC) is hosting a kick-off event for “Running with Convoy” on Friday, October 19, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at SIPC. Fifteen percent of all proceeds from 5:00 p.m. until close will be donated to Convoy of Hope.

WHO:
Convoy of Hope

WHAT:
“Running with Convoy” 5K run/walk

WHEN:
“RUNNING WITH CONVOY” 5K RUN/WALK: Saturday, Saturday, October 20, 9:00 a.m

WHERE:
“RUNNING WITH CONVOY” 5K RUN/WALK: Convoy of Hope, 1660 North Campbell, Springfield, Mo. http://www.usatf.org/routes/view.asp?rID=494885

MEDIA OPPORTUNITIES:
Video and photo opportunities before, during and after 5K event. Interviews with Convoy of Hope officials and race participants. Media is encouraged to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to start of race.

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Jeff Nene
Convoy of Hope / National Spokesperson
O-417.823.8998 Ext. 4425
C-417.860.2196
jnene(at)convoyofhope(dot)org

Jeanne Hamilton
O-417.851.4424
C-417.860.4066
jhamilton(at)convoyofhope(dot)org
W-convoyofhope.org

Convoy of Hope, founded in 1994, is a faith-based organization with a driving passion to feed the world through children’s feeding initiatives, community outreaches, disaster response and partner resourcing.

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