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|Anaheim Mayor Tait to Lead "Anaheim Cares" 5K Walking Team at Walk United 2011|
ANAHEIM, CA - (May 17, 2011) - Lace up your walking shoes and join Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait as he leads the Anaheim Cares team at WALK UNITED 2011, and take steps to overcome poverty. WALK UNITED 2011, hosted by the Orange County United Way and Angels Baseball Foundation, is a 5K family fun event which will take place on Saturday, June 25 at Angel Stadium of Anaheim.
The goal for WALK UNITED 2011 is to raise funds to support essential services provided by non-profit groups in Orange County, including Anaheim-based Anaheim Community Foundation, Community SeniorServe, Inc., Grandma's House of Hope, Orange County ARC, and the YMCA of Anaheim. WALK UNITED's mission is to give hope, help and access to a better tomorrow to thousands of Orange County residents living below the poverty line. WALK UNITED 2011 will feature the 5K, live entertainment, a kids zone area, food, plus the opportunity to walk on the field at Angel Stadium of Anaheim.
"I'm inviting all Anaheim residents to join me and make Anaheim Cares the most successful team at WALK UNITED 2011," said Mayor Tait. "Whether you are a resident, a business owner or a visitor--we can all make a difference in our community. Let's come together to help support a great cause and have some fun in the process."
There are several ways to participate:
In February 2011, Mayor Tait announced his Make Kindness Contagious initiative to build a culture of freedom and kindness throughout Anaheim. Make Kindness Contagious draws awareness to how an act of kindness can transform both the giver and the receiver. To draw even greater attention to acts of selflessness, Mayor Tait and the Anaheim City Council proclaimed February 2011 as "Make Kindness Contagious Month."
Anaheim Cares participants can register by visiting www.anaheim.net clicking on the "Anaheim Cares" banner on the homepage. Registration is $25 per adult walker, $15 for seniors (60-and-over) and youth (ages 6-18). Children five-and-under are free. For additional information on WALK UNITED 2011, please visit www.WalkUnited.com
Don't delay, sign up today! To learn more about this exciting event, please visit www.WalkUnited.com. For registration questions, please call (949) 263-6176. For more information, contact Caroline Mayott with the Office of the Mayor at (714) 765-5138 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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