The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas

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June 11, 2013

'Run for the Kids' 5K slated Saturday

PALESTINE — Walmart Distribution Center 6036 in Tucker will hold its 2nd Annual “Run for the Kids’ 5K Fun/Walk benefiting the Children’s Miracle Network on Saturday.

The event will start at 9 a.m. in the associates parking lot at 14863 FM 645 in Tucker. Registration will start at 8:30 a.m.

“All ages are encouraged to participate. It will be a good time to get out with the kids and enjoy the family. We will have a mile point for those who want to do just a mile instead of a 5K,” Walmart DC 6036 event organizer Jessica Neel said. “So far we have about 15 or 20 signed up but we would love to have more participation.”

The entry fee is $15 (without a T-shirt) and interested persons may register at the event.

“Last year, our distribution center donated more than $70,000 to Children’s Miracle Network. It’s an important cause to us because it stays local to our Texas children in hospitals, benefiting no child turned away regardless of insurance,” Neel said. “Children in our community with severe issues can get help there at Cook’s Children’s Hospital in Dallas.”

For more information, contact Neel  at 903-538-4110 or 903-948-0151 or via email at jlneel@wal-mart.com

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