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Philadelphia Zoo Hosts Red Cross 5K Walk and Run

WHO: American Red Cross Southeastern Pennsylvania CEO Renée Cardwell Hughes, American Red Cross representatives, WMGK Radio’s Ray Koob, Cole Reading, Nex Level Fitness, Philadelphia Massage, zoo animals, and hundreds of runners

WHAT: 12th annual American Red Cross Southeastern Pennsylvania 5K Walk and Run to Save Lives to benefit Red Cross House – The Center for Disaster Recovery and disaster survivors in our region and across the country.

WHEN: SATURDAY, September 20, 2014

7:00 a.m. Registration

8:00 a.m. Warmup

8:30 a.m. Start

9:50 Awards Ceremony

WHERE: Philadelphia Zoo, 3400 Girard Avenue, Philadelphia

The Red Cross Walk & Run to Save Lives is a 5K inside the Philadelphia Zoo. As one of the fund-raisers for the Red Cross, the Walk & Run supports programs and services to help people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies.

All are welcome. Entertainment will be provided by WMGK DJ Ray Koob. The warm-up will be led by Nex Level Fitness and Philadelphia Massage will be there to provide free massages. In addition, Cole Reading will sing the national anthem.

Individuals can walk or run and raise pledges. Businesses, organizations, and groups can form their own teams of walkers and runners to show their support. Businesses can also support racers “virtually” without having to participate in person.

Maybe the best part, all participants get to stay to tour the zoo, as zoo admission is included in the registration fee.

For more information and to register, visit redcrossphilly.org.

About the American Red Cross Southeastern Pennsylvania:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org and redcrossphilly.org and follow us on Twitter at @RedCross and @redcrossphilly.