In only 2.5 years, thousands of children have benefited from the Hance Family Foundation’s educational and giving programs. The Foundation’s reach is expanding most significantly through our educational programs.
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(PRWEB) May 16, 2012
Hance Family Foundation will have its Annual 5K Run/Walk in conjunction with The Floral Park Youth Council and Hance Family Foundation Family Fun Day event with The Floral Park Conservation Society on Saturday, May 19, 2012 in Floral Park, NY.
The Hance Family Foundation hosts its only major fundraiser every spring as an opportunity to raise awareness of its true mission to help as many children as possible, in as many ways as possible. Funds raised are used to support various children endeavors and youth organizations.
True to its mission statement, the Foundation efforts are strong in Floral Park, where the girls lived and where their family and friends still keenly feel their loss. But the Foundation also branches out to neighboring communities where they are trying to make an impact on the lives of children in all walks of life. This is done through various educational initiatives, flown under the banner of The EAK Projects. These programs focus on children’s self-esteem through self-awareness, friendship and community. There are also giving initiatives, such as Heart, Hands, Hope, which Foundation volunteers travel to parts of NYC and Nassau hand-delivering toys, books and clothing to families in need.
“In only 2.5 years, thousands of children have benefited from the Hance Family Foundation’s educational and giving programs. The Foundation’s reach is expanding most significantly through our educational programs. The fastest growing EAK Project, Beautiful Me, is a self-esteem program for girls and is poised to reach its 6000th participant this spring. We use the funds raised on this special day to grow these programs and celebrate this Foundation and the amazing girls it has been created to honor. Plus, this day is FUN!” stated Bernadette Smith, Executive Director of Hance Family Foundation.
The Race/Walk begins at 9:00am with a Pee Wee Run, followed @9:15am by Emma’s One Mile Race and the 5K Run/Walk@ 9:45. All races start at the Floral Park Centennial Gardens, rain or shine. The races are followed later on by Family Fun Day. This event begins at 1pm (rain date May 20) and brings the community together for some old-fashioned family fun at the beautiful Floral Park Centennial Gardens.
Consisting of children’s activities, barbeque, bouncy rides and a special feature this year, a Mud Slide! Family Fun Day is sure to have plenty of entertainment for the kids and costs are at affordable prices for the family. But this event is not just for kids at all, there are live bands and amazing auction items available. Family Fun Day is truly special in that it brings families and friends together, in an atmosphere that celebrates the spirit, love of life, and the kindness and joy that embodied the beloved Emma, Alyson and Katie.
This community celebration also provides unique recognition opportunities for individual and corporate sponsorships. Visit the Foundation website for details on sponsorship opportunities along with on-going ways you can help support the Hance Family Foundation.
About Hance Family Foundation
Hance Family Foundation was founded to honor the memories of Emma, Alyson and Kate Hance, who died in a tragic car accident on July 26, 2009 at ages 8, 7 and 5. The funds raised for this Foundation will be used to support children’s endeavors in the honor of the memories of these extraordinary girls by helping as many children as possible, in as many ways as possible. Healthy, safe and happy children are the highest priority for the Hance Family Foundation. Hance Family Foundation is a recognized 501(c)3 non-profit organization. http://www.hancefamilyfoundation.org
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