FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
OWINGS MILL, MD – The Tinina Q. Cade Foundation (TCQF), a non-profit organization that works to educate families about fertility related issues and offer financial assistance to infertile families, will hold its third annual Race For the Family 5k Walk-a-thon and first annual Sidewalk Arts Festival on Saturday, July 5, 2008. Both events will take place at 10000 State Rt 108, Centernnial Park in Ellicott City, MD with registration beginning at 9:00 a.m.
Hosted by Harry Swayne, assistant director of the Baltimore Ravens' player programs, the 5K race and Sidewalk Arts Festival is the first of many fundraisers this year that the Foundation will hold to collect funds for the Foundations's Family Building Grant. This year, Family Building Grant applications will only be available at the annual races held in Maryland and Virginia. The grant will be awared to couples in December.
"It is with great honor that as a father of five children that I support the Tinina Q. Cade Foundation as they support families who are challenged with infertility," Swayne said. "The love exhibited by this family is a testament to what life requires… sacrifice."
Winners of the 5k race and art contest , as well as spectators, will have the chance to win a number of prizes including signed items by the Baltimore Ravens, gear from the Washington Wizards, a gym membership to Merritt Athletic Club of Owings Mill, gift certificates to Giant Food, McDonald's, Tony's Dinner Theater of Columbia, dinner for two at Red Robin, Eggspectation, a personal training session, and more! Interested parties can register online at firstname.lastname@example.org for $24 before July 2 or on-site for $25.
Additional sponsors include Shady Grove Fertility, Medstar Sports Health, Fertility Center of MD and State Farm agent Martina Cameron.
"Everyone from runners, walkers, couch potatoes, single folks who may want a family some day, married folks who want children, people with kids, people without kids and people who want to support a great cause are encouraged to come out," said Dr. Camille Hammond, founder of the Foundation. "We invite anyone who likes getting involved with the community and activities that support families."
For additional information on the event or to get involved with the Foundation, please visit www.cadefoundation.org or call 443-896-6504.
*The Tinina Q. Cade Foundation Inc. is a not-for-profit organization that works to provide education about fertility related issues as well as offering financial assistance to infertile families pursuing infertility treatment or domestic adoption. This dual approach distinguishes the Foundation as the only organization of its kind in the nation. *