Kallie’s Krusade Foundation To Host Run/Walk Sept. 3

ACME Appliance Store donated a 43 inch Samsung TV to be given away as a fundraiser for Kallie’s Krusade. Pictured are some of Kallie’s Krusade board members and Dan Hocking, Acme Appliance Store owner. From left are Tim Jackson, Gene Swan, Shane Swan, Shelly Payne, Hocking and Tara Swan. Submitted photo

The Kallie’s Krusade Foundation will host the Kolors for Kallie 5K on Monday, Sept. 3.

The event is an untimed 5K run/walk featuring four color zones along Summit and Terrace avenues in Lakewood. Registration begins at 9 a.m. wtih the first wave of runners starting at 10:30 a.m.

The entry fee is $25 for those ages 13 and older, $10 for children ages 12 and under and $75 for families of up to five people.

The run is one of several events centered around the Lakewood Rod and Gun Club on Sept. 3, including the Kruise for Kallie motorcycle run, a bone marrow drive through Be The Match, a UNYTS blood drive and Kallie’s Karnival, which includes Alex’s Lemonade Stand, Cookies for Kids Cancer, NEGU, a Korn hole tournament, food, entertainment, auctions and giveaways. For more information, visit www.kallieskrusade.org.

The Kallie’s Krusade Foundation was founded in 2013 following the diagnosis of 21-month-old Kallie Swan with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. An initial benefit for Kallie and her family known as Kallie’s Krusade was held and its success led to the creation of the foundation. Kallie Swan passed away in May 2015, but the foundation continues to raise money to help find a cure for pediatric cancer and other childhood illnesses as well as bringing financial relief and community support to families stricken with childhood disease.