Raytown, MO — Children living in food insecure homes, a mother and child sleeping on the floor, hot meals for hungry families – these are just a few of the needs in the community. Hope Network’s mission is to reach out, meet needs and change lives by providing for those in need of food, clothing, shelter and medical care.

In 2010, Hope Network provided $505,000 worth of community services to those in need. By taking that first step in the 5K Run for Hope and Family Fitness Walk, you will help provide hope to those feeling hopeless.

This years 5K Run For Hope is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m., Saturday, May 14, at First Baptist Raytown, 10500 E 350 Highway, Raytown. You may register online at www.hopeforraytown.com or obtain a registration brochure from several area businesses, including Hy-Vee in Raytown and Independence (Noland Road location), Dick’s Sporting Goods in Lee’s Summit, Advanced Eyecare, Rick’s Auto Clinic, Starbuck’s (Summit Woods Crossing location), Smith Bros. Hardware, SERC (South Raytown location), HMH AutoSports and the Hope Network offices, 10500 East 350 Highway, Raytown, MO 64138.

Same day registration will begin at 8 a.m. on race day. The $30 entry fee for runners and walkers includes a race T-shirt, certified/accurate marked course, and electronic timing/results. Race awards will be given in several categories for the 5K run.

New to the 5K Run for Hope & Family Fitness Walk will be a vendor area where race participants will be able to cool down with vendor refreshments and pick up vendor samples and information while awaiting race times.

If you just cannot make it this year but want to support Hope Network, the “Dream Team” option is for you. Simply mail your contribution to Hope Network, Attn: Dream Team, 10500 East 350 Highway, Raytown MO 64138. Those who would like to volunteer at the 5K may sign up online or call Lisa at 816-268-1514. For more information on Hope Network, please visit our website at www.hopeforraytown.com.

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