FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, April 12th, 2016
Contact: Patricia Wenskunas (949) 872-7895
Survive and Thrive Run Walk Health & Safety Expo
(Irvine, CA) – The public is invited to attend the Southern California Survive and Thrive Run Walk Health & Safety Expo at 7 a.m. – 12 noon on Saturday, April 16 at Mason Regional Park in Irvine.
Crime Survivors, Inc. (Crime Survivors) Southern California’s leading Crime Victim’s support and education organization, will be hosting its 12th Annual Run Walk – Health & Safety Expo.
Now in its twelfth year, this amazing community event began in 2004 when Patricia Wenskunas, a crime survivor, which founded Crime Survivors in 2003. Patricia set out to increase public awareness of victims’ rights and needs, while providing resources, support and information to empower crime victims to survive and thrive. The organization (www.crimesurvivors.org) is supported by scores of civic and law enforcement agencies, corporations, local businesses and individuals and has proactively partnered with many other nonprofit organizations.
Crime Survivors is also in partnership with the County of Orange and OC Parks and excited to share that The Orange County Crime Victims Monument will be built at the same location as the Survive and Thrive 5k Run Walk Health and Safety Expo.
Hundreds of runners and walkers are expected from survivors and supportive citizens to members of law enforcement and other civic agencies and over one hundred event and vendor booth sponsors are expected to participate this year. This event promises to be a day of fun, entertainment, food and drinks, free pancake breakfast, learning and even healing for some. A survivor’s dove release will take place with victims, survivors and families. Crime Survivors welcomes sponsors, vendors, volunteers, run/walkers and all are welcome to attend.
Registration at www.surviveandthriverunwalk.org. The pre-registration fee is $25.00 and will include the 5k Run / Walk, t-shirt, medal, goody bag, entertainment and the Health & Safety Expo. “Day of” registration will include the same items at $30.00.
Presenting Sponsor and Special Guest Chris Kelly and Event Emcee, Eileen Frere abc7, along with Sheriff Jim Mc Donnell, Under Sheriff Don Barnes, Supervisor Todd Spitzer, Chief Mike Hamel, Chief Carlos Rojas, Lieutenant Al Labrada and many other professional leaders will be present and speakers at this year’s event. Event Registration begins at 7 am, special guest presentations begin at 8:30 am and the event will conclude at 12pm.
Mason Regional Park is located at 18712 University Dr. in Irvine. The event and parking are free. For more information, please contact Patricia Wenskunas at (949) 872-7895 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Crime Survivors, Inc.
Mission: To provide hope and healing to victims and survivors of crime through advocacy and the support of resources, information, and empowerment from the critical time after a crime occurs through the challenges and successes of surviving and thriving.
1. We believe that no one should feel abandoned or alone and that every person is deserving of love, respect and dignity.
2. We believe that the best way to help others with hope and healing is to work in partnership with our community, law enforcement, elected leaders, and members of the media.
3. We believe that all of us together can lift each other out of darkness and into the light of a restored heart and life.
4. We believe that every broken heart, every hurt, every wound can be healed with love and a strong community of support.
5. We believe in hopeful healing.
6. We believe that with faith, there is always hope.