Invest in Others Charitable Foundation to Host Third Annual 5K Run/Walk in Chicago on August 7, 2011

- Event is Open to the General Public -

- Invest in Others to Donate Funds on Behalf of Participants to BUILD, a Nonprofit Focused on Engaging At-Risk Youth in Chicago -

Aug 06, 2011, 10:00 ET from Invest in Others

CHICAGO, Aug. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Invest in Others Charitable Foundation, Inc., a public charity that supports the philanthropic and volunteer efforts of financial advisors across the country, will host its third annual 5K Run/Walk at Burnham Park along Lake Michigan in Chicago on Sunday, August 7, 2011.

The race is open to the general public, including runners and walkers of all ages and skill levels.  Online registration instructions and additional information are located at http://www.investinothers.org/5k.

Invest in Others will make a donation of $25,000 on behalf of 5K participants to BUILD, a Chicago-based charity engaging at-risk youth.  The funds will be used to provide approximately 3,700 youths in the Chicago area with violence prevention and intervention, youth development, and coalition building, so they may realize their educational and career potential and contribute to the stability, safety, and well-being of their community. In addition, Invest in Others will award the fastest male and female runners and the runners-up in two categories with a generous donation to the charity of their choice.

  • WHO: Financial industry professionals and their families from across the country, individuals affiliated with BUILD, and runners and walkers from the Greater Chicago area
  • WHAT:  Invest in Others Charitable Foundation's Third Annual 5K Run/Walk
  • WHEN:  Sunday, August 7, 2011.  Check-in is from 6:00 to 7:00 a.m., the Run/Walk is from 7:00 to 8:00 a.m., and the awards program is at 8:00 a.m.
  • WHERE:  Burnham Park, 39th Street and Lake Shore Drive, with the race taking place along Lake Michigan

About Invest in Others

Established in 2006, the Invest in Others Charitable Foundation is a registered 501 (c)(3) charity founded with the mission of encouraging and supporting the philanthropic and volunteer activities of financial advisors in their local communities.  The Invest in Others mission is achieved through a community-based approach to philanthropy that seeks to strengthen neighborhoods from within by empowering those who are committed to serving others in their professional and personal lives.  As mentors, volunteers, fundraisers and leaders, financial professionals lend their unique skills and perspectives to the challenges and opportunities facing their neighbors.  Invest in Others is proud to support and promote these efforts to better our world one community at a time.  For more information, visit http://www.investinothers.org/.

About BUILD

Founded in 1969, BUILD has been working to reach out to at-risk youth in some of the toughest neighborhoods in Chicago.  BUILD has worked with more than 80,000 youth in order to help them lead happier, more productive lives.  Our vision is to offer youth a positive alternative to gang life, which allows them to realize their educational and career potential. For more information, visit http://www.buildchicago.org/.

Media Contacts:

Joseph Kuo and Invest in Others Events Committee
646-522-2174 and 617-897-4640
events@investinothers.org

Kirstin Gaspar
773-269-6034
kgaspar@buildchicago.org

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