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"Paint the Town Pink 5k" featuring the
“Care Enough to Wear Pink – 2013 Pink Heals Tour”
Hosted by St. Cloud Police & St. Cloud Fire Rescue Departments
October 4th, 2013
St. Cloud Lakefront – 1104 Lakeshore Blvd. St. Cloud, Fl 34769
The Event: A one day 5k Family Fun Run/Walk event will feature the 2013 Pink Heals Tour, hosted by SCPD and SCFR.
The Purpose: All proceeds from the event go towards the St. Cloud Citizen’s Foundation to help City of St. Cloud employees and/or citizens of the City of St. Cloud who are battling cancer.
Individual Registration: Registration is now open, please see rates below. Kids 6 and under are free.
Team Registration: Team registration is available for groups of 6 or more (to register see below)
The Schedule: 8:00am - Registration Opens
9:00am - 5k Family Fun Run/Walk begins
11:00am – Events concludes
All participants must have a signed waiver submitted with their registration.
The first 500 people who register by September 20th, 2013 (11:55pm) will receive an “official” Pink Heals 5k t-shirt.
Participants need to wear loose fitting clothing, should wear closed toe athletic shoes. Strollers, skates children and bicycles are welcome. This is a fun 5k Family Run/Walk.
Event will take place, rain or shine on October 4th, at 9:00am at the St. Cloud Lakefront located at 1104 Lakeshore Blvd.
“Care Enough to Wear Pink” - 2013 Pink Heals Tour
is Coming to St. Cloud…
St. Cloud Fire Rescue Department & St. Cloud Police Department
St. Cloud, FL – City of St. Cloud, St. Cloud Fire Rescue Department (SCFR), and St. Cloud Police Rescue Department (SCPD) will host the internationally recognized “Care Enough to Wear Pink – 2013 Pink Heals Tour”, led by founder Dave Graybill.
In conjunction with the Pink Heals Tour, SCPD and SCFR will host a Public Safety Night Out, a community-oriented event, in downtown St. Cloud Oct. 4th. The goal is to bring neighbors together for a crime and public safety awareness night and promote police/fire community partnerships, health awareness and neighborhood safety. The event is free and open to the public and will feature SCPD and SCFR giveaways. Departmental staff – including command staff, firefighters and patrol officers – will be present to meet with the community.
Additionally, in order kick-off the above activities happening on Oct. 4th, the city will be turned pink with the help of St. Cloud Mayor Rebecca Borders, who will be signing a proclamation Sept. 26 during a regular council meeting at City Hall. Borders will proclaim the month of October as “Pink October” to help increase awareness and promote preventive education and early detection of cancer.
“I encourage St. Cloud residents, business owners, schools, and community leaders to join me in honoring those we have lost in the battle against cancer, lending strength to those who are fighting cancer, and helping with our pledge to educate our community about the risk factors, prevention, and early detection of all cancers,” Borders said. “Let’s join together to participate in Pink October and Public Safety Night Out in October. The evening will feature the Care Enough to Wear Pink – 2013 Pink Heals Tour, which will be hosted by our very own fire rescue and police departments. Our unity in fighting cancer and keeping our community safe is an event too important to miss!”
Schedule of Events: 2013 Pink Heals Tour Presented by SCFR and SCPD
When: Friday, October 4th, 2013
Where: Multiple locations throughout the city - see below order of events
“Paint the Town Pink - 5K” – 5k Family Fun/Run or Walk, St. Cloud Lakefront (Registration 8:00am, 9:00am - 5k begins) located at 1104 Lakeshore Avenue
“Pink Heals 2013 Tour”– Pink Fire & Police vehicles will tour the City of St. Cloud & making special visits at local schools, hospital and home visits – locations TBA
“Public Safety Night”– Hosted by SCPD and SCFR from 5-9pm, Downtown St. Cloud , City Hall (10th Street/New York Avenue)
“Fire Truck Pull Competition” - Centennial Park Downtown from 6-9pm
Activities for Public Safety Night Out include: Free Children’s DNA Kits, McGruff the Crime Dog, Bicycle Safety, Live Demonstrations, Pink Fire Truck Competition, Pink Heals Fire and Police Vehicle Displays/Fundraiser, Health/Wellness Exhibits, Smoke Fire Safety House, Clowns, Balloons, Music, Snacks, and much more…
To register for the Paint the Town Pink 5k, visit: https://pinkheals5k.eventbrite.com
and/or the Fire Truck Pull Competition
Money raised from these events will go towards the St. Cloud Citizen’s Foundation to benefit those who are battling cancer (city employees and/or citizens within the City of St. Cloud).