HUNDREDS RUN IN CONSTUMES AND BRAVE THE WEATHER TO RAISE MONEY FOR HOMELESS SERVICES AGENCY
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 27, 2018
For more information, contact Michele Talwani: 603.641.9441 ext. 239
OVER $30,000 RAISED TO “CHASE AWAY HOMELESSNESS” THROUGH WICKED FIT RUN 5K IN CONCORD
Weather Doesn’t Keep Community Members from Running and Walking in Support of Families in Transition – New Horizons-New Horizons
CONCORD, NH – Families in Transition – New Horizons-New Horizons’ (FIT-NH) Wicked FIT Run returned to Concord for its seventh annual, costume-themed 5k Run/Walk dedicated to “chasing away homelessness” in New Hampshire. The race in Concord had 500 registered participants, half of whom attended and braved the cold and rain, who raised over $30,000 to support FIT-NH’s mission of providing safe and affordable housing and social services to homeless families and individuals.
FIT-NH provided housing and services in Concord, Manchester, and Dover, NH, to 495 people in 2017, 235 of whom were children. Since the Wicked FIT Run began in 2012, the event has raised over $175,000, which is enough to provide housing to 20 families for six months.
“I love the people who come out to do this event,” said Wicked FIT Run Co-chair, Rev. Gayle Murphy of Concord, NH. “Some do it for the fun of running in costumes, some to support Families in Transition – New Horizons-New Horizons. But, for whatever reason, we’re out there together. It’s the people who make the race successful and fun and of course all for a great cause!”
The lead event sponsors include Spectrum Marketing, Well Sense Health Plan, Granite State Credit Union, Great Bridge Properties, the Gilson Family Foundation, Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Paradigm Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning Inc., NH Healthy Families, GTI Spindle Technology Inc., Elliot Health System, Manchester OB/GYN, and MRP Mitigation Restoration Professionals.
Families in Transition – New Horizons-New Horizons is a nonprofit organization that provides hunger relief, emergency shelter, safe affordable housing, and supportive services to individuals and families who are homeless or in need, enabling them to gain self-sufficiency and respect. FIT-NH also owns and operates OutFITters Thrift Store in Manchester, NH, which serves as economic engine to help pay for services that FIT-NH provides. For more information about FIT-NH, the race, and store, visit www.fitnh.org or call 603-641-9441.
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