In preparation for its annual 5K run / two mile walk, the Ohio Naturopathic Wellness Center, led by Dr. Ted Suzelis, N.D., is seeking Mahoning Valley residents to support their efforts to benefit area autism organizations.
The charity 5K run/ two mile walk will take place Aug. 16, starting at 7:30 a.m. at the Mill Creek MetroParks bikeway - Kirk Road trailhead at 6700 Kirk Road, in Canfield.
Scheduled events include a 5K run, two mile walk, kid's fun run and a 50/50 raffle. Interested participants can register at OhioND.com/5K. Prizes will be awarded to the top male and female runner in the 5K.
Volunteers of every age, skill and ability are welcome to help launch the event. Help is needed in advance for assembling T-shirts / bags, organizing registrants, pre-registration pickup, refreshments, 50/50 raffle, traffic / parking, and trail water stations. Various shifts are available.
Every volunteer gets a free T-shirt. Interested volunteers should email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Ohio Naturopathic Wellness Center at 330-729-1350.
This year's event proceeds will go to support the efforts of Autism Society of Ohio and Supported and Facilitated Environments who share the mission of improving the quality of life for children, teens and adults on the autism spectrum and their families. Those families are particularly encouraged to support this effort.