The inaugural “Walk, Run and Roll” 5K to benefit special children at Friendship Community Care’s MiChild Preschool is scheduled Saturday, March 9.
Walkers and runners of all ages and abilities are invited to participate in the event and the “MiChild Mile” taking place at Hurricane Lake Estates in Benton.
Sponsored by Friendship Community Care’s MiChild facility in Bryant, this fun-filled event reportedly will help raise funds to purchase therapy equipment to better serve the more than 100 preschool children enrolled at this nonprofit CHMS and ABC therapy facility, many of whom have special needs or developmental delays.
The race will start at 8:30 am and will be held within Hurricane Lake Estates subdivision’s pavilion in Benton.
This is a flat, fast course that reportedly will be timed.
For information on event sponsorship, race participation or volunteer opportunities, contact Tammy Bennett, race coordinator or Robyn Baker, race director, at Friendship Community Care/MiChild in Bryant at 501-847-9711.
To sign up for the race, log on to www.friendshipcommunitycare.org  and follow the event links.
Friendship Community Care
Friendship Community Care has served individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities since 1972. What started as the Mountain Springs Day Service Center in Russellville has now grown into a statewide, nonprofit organization serving more than 950 individuals and employing 1,000-plus people statewide.
The Bryant adult and child facilities employ more than 100 people in the Central Arkansas region.