Registration is now open for the 5th annual TelfairLife Charity of Your Choice Walk, giving participants the chance to choose one of 13 worthy Fort Bend area nonprofit groups to receive 100% of their registration fee.
Set for Saturday, October 13 in the Telfair community at U.S. 59 South and University Blvd., this 5k walk has raised over $200,000 for Fort Bend charitable organizations since it began in 2008. The start time is 8:00 a.m., rain or shine.
Registration is $25 for adults and $10 for children under 12 when they register at www.CharityOfYourChoiceWalk.com by Oct. 9. After that date, registration is $30 for adults and $15 for children under 12.
While registering, walkers can also choose one of 13 charities to receive the entire registration fee. For 2012, charities include The Arc of Fort Bend, Blessed Be Hope for Three, Brazos Bend Guardianship Services, Child Advocates of Fort Bend, East Fort Bend Human Needs Ministry, FBISD Educational Foundation, Fort Bend Community Partners Rainbow Room, Fort Bend Family Health Center, Fort Bend Family Promise, Fort Bend Habitat for Humanity, NAMI Fort Bend, Second Mile Mission Center, and Shape Up Sugar Land.
TelfairLife will also award a total of $6,000 in challenge grants to charities that raise the most money and register the most walkers for the event.
“Our motto for the Walk is ‘taking positive steps to impact Fort Bend County,’ and that is very meaningful,” said TelfairLife Walk Director Nicki Raimondo. “Together, walkers can make a huge positive impact on area charities while also enjoying a healthy activity with their friends and neighbors.”
Last year, a record 600 people turned out for the TelfairLife Charity of Your Choice Walk, and Raimondo hopes attendance this year will set a new record.
“People may remember the event taking place in the spring, but this year, we decided on a new date in the fall, to give more charities the chance to participate, and to take advantage of Houston’s typically wonderful fall weather,” she said.
Once again, the Master of Ceremonies will be Jacquie Chaumette who served as a City of Sugar Land Council member from 2008-12.