Lace Up Your Sneakers To Support Children In Need

On Sunday, May 3rd, our community will gather for the 9th Annual Cinco de Mayo 5k Run/Walk benefiting orphaned and disadvantaged Latin American and Caribbean children. As a committed sponsor of this run and its worthy cause, we invite you join us for a morning of cheerful competition and family fun to support deserving children.

When the sun comes up on the first Sunday in May, the Highland Park neighborhood around Montreal Avenue will fill with runners and families ready to enjoy the colorful festivities that kick off the annual Cinco de Mayo 5k Run/Walk. With separate runs for children and adults, this event offers a morning packed with healthy exercise, mood-lifting music, dancing, entertainment—and the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the children supported by NPH USA.

NPH stands for Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos, which is Spanish for “our little brothers and sisters.” NPH was founded in 1954 to bring healthcare, education, and aid to thousands of orphaned, abandoned and disadvantaged children in Bolivia, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Peru. Summit Orthopedics is proud to work with NPH USA. Our involvement includes sending medical personnel and volunteers to an NPH-affiliated clinic in Honduras, spearheading numerous fundraising efforts throughout the year, and corporate sponsorship of the annual Cinco de Mayo 5k Run/Walk event.

When you and your family join us to enjoy colorful entertainment and active, healthy togetherness, you are also creating brighter and healthier lives for the thousands of children who depend on NPH USA. The funds raised at the race will provide food, clothing, and education to 3,400 children in NPH homes, extend help to thousands more through NPH outreach programs, and support trade workshops for young adults to learn job skills.

Cinco de Mayo event participants will find activities designed to delight every member of the family. Children 12 years old and younger can join the fun by running in the 1/4-mile or 1-mile Kids’ Runs. Adults can compete to win the coveted Cinco de Mayo Piñata. Families can walk the race course together, and friendly pets are welcome. If you can’t bring yourself to leave your warm bed on Sunday morning, the race has a special sleep-in donation rate designed just for you.

To join the race, volunteer on race day, or make a donation to NPH USA, check out the NPH USA website.


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