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Van Nuys, CA US 91406
Shriners Children's is celebrating their 100th year of helping children. We are proud to announce that you have helped bring Walk & Run 2 Heal Kids 5K 10K to our 6th year. We were virtual in 2020 and cancelled in 2021 due to coronavirus restrictions, but we are back by popular demand for 2022 to celebrate Shriners 100th year!
The event is to take place at Woodley Park as runners run along park paths through beautiful Lake Balboa Park on Sunday, September 18, 2022.
Proceeds from the event will go to provide exceptional pediatric specialty care at Shriners Children’s Southern California. Shriners experienced team provides compassionate, innovative treatment to children with orthopedic conditions, burn scars, cleft lip and palate and other complex medical needs regardless of their family’s ability to pay. Their personalized approach allows children to rise to their full potential. This event helps spread awareness to families in need.
The event expects to draw 700-800 participants and is open to the entire community. This is a morning of exercise, food, drink and live entertainment for the entire community.
We look forward to seeing you there!
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Mini Therapy Horses works closely with hospitals, facilities and other organizations across Los Angeles to provide equine assisted therapy/equine assisted activity (EAT/EAA) to those who need it most. Whether it's a patient at Shriners Hospital for Children or a veteran at the VA Hospital, Mini Therapy Horses brings hope and healing to those in need. Studies have shown that equine assisted therapy/equine assisted activity (EAT/EAA) improves physical and mental health, reduces blood pressure, reduces stress, reduces anxiety, promotes conversation, improves self esteem and confidence, increases emotional stability and social connections and helps build trust and empathy. MTH is leading the way when it comes to utilizing mini therapy horses in EAT/EAA.
2022 Participant Medal
All Participants will receive a Golden Fezzy medal in honor of Shriners Children's 100th year of helping children! Sponsored by Pottery Mfg. & List. Inc.
This year we have "Superheroes" to lead us through the 5k & 10k courses. Superheroes Visit is a non-profit 501c3 comprised of a local Father, Son and Wife team in the Santa Clarita Valley area in Southern California trying to bring joy, passion, courage and brightness to kids' lives. They have served our country proudly and now wish to serve our community, helping abused and ill children find their inner super hero while building self esteem.