On Sunday, August 5, 2018, the Family Service Association held its 10th Annual Pauly Friedman 5K Family Walk/Run at Misericordia University!

All proceeds raised benefited the Help Line/211 which provides NEPA residents with 24/7 telephone information, referral, advocacy, and after hour crisis support 365 days a year. The Help Line has handled over 2.8 million calls since the start of operations in 1972, with 85,420 callers just last year!

The cost of the walk/run was $25 per person or $20 per student, with an additional $5 up-charge after July 19.

Registration for the Walk/Run began at 8:00 AM and the walk/run started at 9:00 AM. After the Walk/Run, there was a post-race award event which will include refreshments, music, face painting, gift basket raffles and more! This year, there was 183 participants in the fundraiser!

Post-race awards include:

1st, 2nd and 3rd place runners, with best overall times in the following age categories:

15 & Under
16-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
60 & Over

Awards for Walkers:

Trophies were awarded for first place overall Male and Female walkers, with medals also awarded to the 2nd and 3rd place walkers.

Sundance Vacations was proud to be an “We Have Your Back Sponsor” sponsor for the walk/run!

For more information on the Family Service Association and how Sundance Vacations employees support the charity, visit the organization’s page on Sundance Vacations Charities. There you will also find a place to donate to the Family Service Association!

Newswatch 16’s Julie Sidoni was the emcee, and John Hickey and Chelsea Strub also took part in the event.

View all charities Sundance Vacations Wilkes-Barre worked with here: Wilkes-Barre News, and make sure to keep up with all Events Sundance Vacations support!

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Robert writes for Sundance Vacations’ Charities, Blog and News site as the Digital Media Coordinator.