Zombie Run Fundraiser to benefit Night's Shield Children's Shelter | Community Spirit
WEST FRANKFORT, IL (KFVS) - The Night's Shield Children's Shelter has announced a fundraiser fit for the Halloween season.
Little Egypt Off Road, in Crab Orchard, Ill., will be host to The Night's Shield Zombie Run to be held conveniently on All Souls Day, Nov. 2.
Runners will experience a 5K race from terror as they trudge through the woods trying to escape from zombies that try to steal their health.Spectators of all ages are encouraged to come and show their support and to join the fun (costumes optional). The 5K is open to participants 14 years of age and up. There will also be a Super Hero Fun Run for kids 13 and under. The event will be held on the Little Egypt Off Road grounds just east of Marion, with registration beginning at 3 p.m. and the race beginning at 4 p.m. with awards to follow.
The Night’s Shield Children’s Shelter is a private, non-profit organization that provides 24 hour emergency shelter for abused, neglected and/or abandoned children from the entire state. As a child care institution, licensed by the state of Illinois, it provides a secure, nurturing and home-like setting for the children. Funds raised from the run will benefit the children directly with activities and extra supplies that are continually needed during their stay. Being able to provide activities has shown a positive effect in mental health of our residents.
Information including registration, sponsorships, volunteer forms and as well as the shelter's current needs list can be found on The Night's Shield website at www.thenightsshield.org. You can also call 618-932-6400 for questions.
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