Full-Weekend Ahead: Fun, Run, Fundraisers Kicking Off

 It's Good NEWs Friday! We have a list of FUNDRAISERS you'll want to check out this weekend. Like the Crystal Run Healthcare Classic 10k classic and event inspired by Middletown’s Olympic Marathon Gold and Silver Medal Winner, Frank Shorter.
The Classic 10K, a 6.2 mile race through the streets of Middletown, the Rowley 5K race and walk (3.2 miles), the Junior Classic races for kids, the Community Health Expo and finish line party are all part of the weekend's festivities.
The Classic 10K race starts at 8:30AM on Sunday, June 2. The Rowley 5k race and walk starts at 7:45AM on Sunday morning.  New this year to the Classic 10K Road Race Weekend is a team challenge, a challenge between two local running clubs, and the Triple Challenge!   www.classic10k.com (cover photo - provided)
Saturday, June 1, 2013
Orange County Choppers will play host to the 5th Annual Carly's Kids' Day. Paul Sr. will be signing autographs at 2pm for the first 150 people in wristbands. K104 Street Team will be there giving out prizes, plus free tours of the bike shop! Orange County Chopper Cafe is catering.
When: 11am-4pm
Cost: free admission (Cost of games and food additiona)
All donations raised will be donated to CFOS-The Carly Fund!

Help fight worldwide starvation by attending the Kickoff Event

Date: Saturday, June 1st.
Time: 11 a.m – 3 p.m.
Location: 112 Grand Ave. | Middletown, NY 10940
Cost: $10 online registration or $12 @ the gate

Live music from Ammo Without a Gun, Steve Young and Prez

Live DJ Entertainment by Starlights Entertainment

Face painting, Silent Auction, Raffles, Food and Beverage

Haitian handmade artwork for sale, raffle, and auction

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Jean Elie's story is being brought to your attention by a local family with ties to Haiti. It is the story of a four-year-old boy in Haiti who would sacrifice his school snacks and bring them home to share with his family. Sadly the young boy did not survive due to his own malnutrition. If you can not attend the kick-off consider making a small donation to this great cause. They are asking participants to skip a single meal and donate the funds in order to serve people in need in Haiti and honor Jean Elie.  

        All proceeds from this event will go to the Heart in Haiti organization through which Jean Elie was able to attend school. Click here to register.


SUNDAY June 2, 2013


Walk for Christian: 4-year-old Christian was recently diagnosed with acute leukemia. Walden Little League has invited the community to walk to help with medical bills and round-the- care. His Mom Louise said this in response to a benefit held at Unions House in Walden a few weeks ago, "My heart is filled with love for this community. I am so thankful for the once-strangers who have become part of my family. Our lives changes so quickly, and to find people who will come to your side when you truly need it is  immeasurable."
Christian is scheduled to make a short appearance at the walk, but due to chemotherapy treatments he won't be able to stay long. Can't make it? You can still support the family by sending Christian a 'hug'.
Coming NEXT Weekend: Kidz4causes.com,inc. will hold its’ First Annual “Thumbs Up Awards” on June 9th.. honoring leaders in our community. The honorees are:    
Kathleen Durham, Executive Director of Eleanor Roosevelt Center

Dr. Susan Jensen, Internal Medicine, Horizon Family Medical

Liza Mills, Newburgh Enlarged City School District Art Educator, Artist and Art Illustrator Collaborator for the book “Are You My Sister?”

Marlene Stang, V.P. Marketing & Development, YMCA of Dutchess & Eastern Orange

Karen Van Houten-Minogue, Executive Director, Community Foundation of Orange & Sullivan

Fran Weller, Newburgh Enlarged City School District Educator, Play Director of “Wanna Be My Sister?”

The event is will be held at Chadwick Lake Park in the town of Newburgh, rain or shine with great food catered by Parties ala Cart. Reservations are required and can be made by calling Iris Moriarty at Dr. Winchester-Vega and Associates at 845-562-9816. The cost of the tickets are $25.00 for adults, children under 5 free and children 6-16 only $20.00. Natasha Vega, President shown with Fran Weller.