This year’s Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences 3rd annual “Run for your Life” proved to be a huge success. More than 600 runners and volunteers took to the streets of downtown Yakima on April 13th to raise money for Children’s Village and to spread the word about good health. Strong winds on the day of the run did not deter the runners and walkers. The event raised $10,000 for programs and services at the Village.
In acknowledgment for their generous contribution, the PNWU students received a personalized fruit box label displayed at the Village. The fruit box labels represent donors who have made significant contributions to the facility’s expansion, programs or services.
Children’s Village client and event participant 11-year-old Jack Reeves joined the students at the check presentation ceremony on April 30th.
PNWU students chose Children’s Village as the beneficiary of their fundraising efforts because they were impressed with the quality of care provided to children and families in the Yakima area who need these specialized services.
“We could think of no better way to say thank you to the community for helping to make our school a reality and allowing us to be part of the community than by donating the proceeds to a health promoting local organization,” said event organizer Traci Ackron.
A special thanks to the PNWU students who worked so hard to make the event a success!
Traci A. Ackron, Class of 2015—Event Director
Kim Matz, Class of 2015—Race Coordinator
David Applebury, Class of 2016—After Race Coordinator; Event Director for 4th PNWU Run For Your Life
Amber Sinicrope, Class of 2015—Health Fair Coordinator
Nicholas Hoffman, Class of 2015—Web Manager
Damek Maurice, Class of 2016—PR Manager
Shyam Bhansali, Class of 2015—T-Shirt Manager
“PNWU is a gem in our community,” said Jackie McPhee, Executive Director at Children’s Village. “We look forward to a continued partnership between Children’s Village and PNWU and hope the run continues to grow in the years to come.”