Join The Cinco de Mayo 5K Walk/Run: Family Fun With International Flair

Summit Orthopedics invites you to register for the annual Cinco de Mayo Walk/Run. This May 1st fun run celebrates the Cinco de Mayo holiday with outdoor activities designed to delight the entire family.

Every year, Cinco de Mayo is celebrated with parades, dancing, and traditional Latin American foods. Summit Orthopedics joins in the fun by sponsoring an annual family-centered Cinco de Mayo 5K Run/Walk, with proceeds benefiting the Latin American boys and girls served by NPH USA. This year, we hope your family will join us to experience Cinco de Mayo through activities with multicultural appeal.

The 2016 Cinco de Mayo Run will be held on Sunday, May 1, at the Green Shelter in the Bielenberg Sports Center in Woodbury. The Woodbury race location provides a structured racecourse and proximity to East Ridge High School, where students have an NPH club. These high school students will be partnering with NPH USA to support the event and answer questions about the NPH mission.

NPH stands for Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos, or “Our Little Brothers and Sisters.” NPH USA organizes fundraisers and volunteer programs to provide resources to NPH homes for more than 3,400 orphaned, abandoned, and disadvantaged boys and girls in Bolivia, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Peru. An additional 1,600 children who live outside the homes receive scholarships, meals, and health care.

Summit is a longtime supporter of the NPH mission. Summit Orthopedics surgeon Dr. Peter Daly founded The Holy Family Surgery Center on the grounds of an NPH orphanage in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Over the years, Summit physicians and staff have journeyed to the Honduras surgery center, providing medical services and surgical equipment—and have organized support closer to home. Summit Orthopedics is proud to be the title sponsor for the 2016 Cinco de Mayo Run, and applauds the generosity of other local sponsors, including Valley Pain Relief and Wellness Center, HED Cycling, Defining You, and Modere.

“Our Cinco de Mayo event isn’t just a race,” explains Natalie Hursey, development coordinator for the Midwest office of NPH USA. “We’ll have bean bag tosses, piñatas, and face painting. Children can participate in a quarter-mile race that begins at 8:45 a.m., or a mile race that kicks off at 9:00 a.m. Adults can compete in the 5K at 9:30 a.m. For families who want to learn about NPH, there will be former NPH students at the race to cheer on the runners and share their stories. We’ve got something for everyone.”

This year’s event is expected to draw between 400 and 500 participants, and raise $20,000. “This money will help to ensure that children living in NPH homes in Latin America and the Caribbean receive food, shelter, clothing, health care, and an education,” Hursey explains. “Through the support of runners, donors, sponsors, and volunteers, we can truly help to transform the lives of these very deserving kids!”

As an annual sponsor of this race, Summit Orthopedics is proud to support an event designed to delight our local families and support our global community.

You can register for the Cinco de Mayo 5K Run/Walk here.

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