Women's Resource Center to host inaugural event on June 1 to benefit UM-Dearborn's Child Development Center

May 23, 2007

DEARBORN / May 23, 2007---The Women’s Resource Center at the University of Michigan- Dearborn is gearing up to host an inaugural “Fun Run/Walk for a Cause” from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, June 1 to benefit the campus’s Child Development Center and its fund for a new building.

Participants will walk or run a course set around the UM-Dearborn campus. A 3K tot walk will begin at 11 a.m., followed by a 5K fun run at 11:30 a.m. and then a 5K fun walk at noon.

“This year's cause is one dear to many of our hearts,” according to Maureen Linker, associate professor of philosophy, who is helping to coordinate the event. “The Child Development Center is a laboratory school serving the families of students, staff, faculty and the community as well as training our education students in the very best of early childhood theory and practice.”

Adults who register by May 25 will pay a $25 entry fee which includes the walk/run as well as lunch and a t-shirt. Children under 12 can participate for $5, which includes the walk and lunch. Additional fundraising is encouraged, with prizes going to the top three children and adults who raise the most money.

On-site registration will be available the day of the event for $30.

Registration and pledge forms are available from the CDC’s Web site at www.umd.umich.edu/cdc or the Women’s Resource Center Web site at www.umd.umich.edu/womenscenter.

The Women’s Resource Center plans to make the fun run/walk an annual campus event, with a different cause benefiting from the proceeds each year.

“The Women's Resource Center often receives requests for funding from individuals as well as many local, state and national issues that challenge women,” according to Monica Porter, director of the WRC. “Because of limited funding, many requests go unanswered. We hope the new Walk for a Cause event will help us to help more people.”

For more information about the event, contact the Women’s Resource Center at 313-583-6445 or the Child Development Center at 313-593-5424.

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