Crestview Exchange Club’s 5K walk this Saturday to support families

Published: Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 06:06 PM.

CRESTVIEW — The Exchange Club of Crestview’s second annual Mayor's 5K Walk for Prevention of Child Abuse is 8:30 a.m. this Saturday at Bob Sikes Elementary School.

Registration costs $18; participants will receive an event T-shirt and refreshments. All proceeds benefit the Families First Network of Lakeview Center in Crestview. The non-profit organization provides multiple services to area children and families in need.

Click here for a registration form.

"The money we raise from this event stays in the community," event organizer Cheri Pittman said.

"In Crestview alone, we have about 325 (families) that we assist,” family support worker Carrie Lawson said.

Child abuse prevention is one of the exchange club’s focal points. The club also rewards top-performing Crestview students and children who have overcome obstacles.

"Last year, we raised around $750," Crestview Mayor David Cadle, the club’s president, said of the 5K walk. "We hope to raise more and (have a) bigger turnout for this year's event."

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