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Circle Of Hope Brings Out The Big Dogs For Annual Walk

circleofhopelogoOn Saturday, April 21, Circle of Hope will hold their 8th Annual 5k Walk and People's Choice Car show at Castaic Lake. From 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., participants may walk as a team, with family members or even canine friends in this non-competitive fundraiser benefiting Santa Clarita Valley breast cancer patients.

Now to the event this year are title sponsors The Walking Company and Big Dog Sportswear and Galpin Ford will sponsor an early morning car rally prior to the walk. Participants can enjoy  looking at all the classically restored vehicles in the People's Choice Car Show along the 5K route, and will be able to cast their votes for their favorite vehicles.


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Also new this year, students who sign up to walk under their school's name will get 50% of their earned pledges donated back to their school, and the individual who raises the most money from pledges over $500 will win an iPad2. The school who raises the most money will also win a Walk for Hope Perpetual Trophy to display at their school for the year.

After completing the 5K route, walkers will enjoy a variety of vendors offering goods and services for their shopping pleasure. Another new element to this year's event is the Healthy Food Pavilion provided by the SCV Sunrise Rotary, who is sponsoring a healthy recipe contest with categories for different age groups.

Adult Registration is $30 pre-register (before April 15) / $40 day of event; youth (13 and under) pre-register for $15 pre-register (before April 15) / $25 day of event. Registration includes a T-shirt and parking. Strollers “walk” for free.

Dog registration is $5 and includes a bandana. Dogs must be on a leash.

Those who wish to bring cars for the People’s Choice Car Show may pre-register (before April 15) for $30/ $40 day of event. Further information, pledge sheets and registration is available online at  www.CircleofHopeInc.org.

This event is not endorsed or sponsored by the schools or the districts. Circle of Hope, Inc., is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, assisting uninsured and underinsured breast cancer patients, their families and the SCV with financial, emotional and educational support services. Federal ID #20-0680327.