Race for Hope Profile: Kevin (age 9), Volunteer

CRSS Race for Hope volunteer Kevin takes his work very seriously.

Name: Kevin

Age: 9

1) What do you like best about being a volunteer at the CRSS Race for Hope? Helping others and meeting new people.

2) Why should kids volunteer at community and charity events? To experience different things and to have fun.

3) What song gets you out of bed and moving out the door on race day?  I don’t have a song.  I get up on my own.

4) Any advice on how to get through the day for a new (kid or grown-up) CRSS Race for Hope volunteer? Get plenty of rest to have energy.

5) What is your favorite memory of being a CRSS Race for Hope volunteer? Passing water to the runners and walkers when they cross the finish line.

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About CRSS Race for Hope

Since 2009, the Capital Region Special Surgery Race for Hope events have raised over $200,000, of which all monies have been dedicated to fundraising, since overhead costs are underwritten by Capital Region Special Surgery. This year's 5K will be held on Saturday, September 30, 2017. The major goal of the Capital Region Special Surgery – Race for Hope Fund, in partnership with the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region, is to make grants to not-for-profit organizations/programs serving uninsured and underinsured patients who are experiencing a financial hardship related to a brain, head, or neck cancer diagnosis in the Capital Region (Albany, Columbia, Fulton, Greene, Hamilton, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Warren, Washington counties). Thus far, these proceeds have been allocated to the following local 501c3 organizations: Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Capital Region, Inc. C.R. Wood Cancer Center at Glens Falls Hospital, Ellis Hospital Foundation, Inc., Saratoga Hospital—Mollie Wilmot Radiation Oncology Center, and patient services at St. Peter’s Cancer Care Center.
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