FREEDOM 5K RACE & MEMORIAL MILE WALK TO RAISE FUNDS FOR COST OF FREEDOM TRIBUTE

                                                                              Media Contact: Robert Felber

Cost of Freedom Steering Committee

                                                           Phone (330) 963-3664 x1

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FREEDOM 5K RACE & MEMORIAL MILE WALK TO RAISE FUNDS FOR COST OF FREEDOM TRIBUTE

Proceeds from event donated to Twinsburg VFW Post 4929 to assist in their commitment to bring the Cost of Freedom Tribute to Twinsburg July, 2015

Twinsburg, OH, August 7, 2013 – Twinsburg VFW Post 4929 to host Freedom 5K Race & Memorial Mile Walk Saturday, September 14, 2013. Participants will gather for packet pickup at Glenn Chamberlin Park (near the Twinsburg Community Center), 10260 Ravenna Road, Twinsburg, Ohio 44087 at 8:30 am. Event starts at 10:15 am (walkers) and 10:30 am (5K runners). Cost for event are 1 mile walk pre-registration of $10 (race day $15) and 5K run pre-registration of $25 (race day $30). Online registration and more information at www.TwinsburgVeterans.com. Deadline for online is September 9, 2013. Participants pre-registered before September 9th will receive a t-shirt. Race tag timing provided by Champ Racing.

Many sponsorships levels are available. Current Gold sponsors include Cleveland Clinic’s Twinsburg Family Health and Surgery Center and South Pointe, University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center and the Procop/Esser Family. To sponsor, please contact COFTfundraising@gmail.com

Join your local veterans, police and fire departments, neighbors and friends for this fantastic special event. Fun for the entire family! Residents from all communities are welcome. Post-race activities include military and safety forces vehicles, music, a balloon artist, chair massages, raffle baskets, snacks and more. Net proceeds from this event will be donated to the Twinsburg VFW Post 4929 to assist in their commitment to bring the Cost of Freedom Tribute to Twinsburg July 1-5, 2015.

The race site will also be a donation location for items for our troops. On race day, please consider bringing any quantity of the following items with you:

*individual shampoos/conditioners/soaps/mouthwash   *Q-tips *deodorants   *dental floss *chap stick *travel size shaving cream *eye/ear drops *bug spray towelettes *toilet paper (single rolls or travel size) *small cans of tuna/Vienna sausage/sardines *dry powder drink mixes *small jelly *tea bags *beef jerky                                                       *fruit snacks/roll-ups/raisins/dried fruit/peanuts/trail mix **NO GLASS CONTAINERS**

 About The Cost of Freedom event

The Cost of Freedom Tribute features the American Veterans Traveling Tribute (AVTT). The exhibit travels the USA to provide a forum for members of the community to come together to honor-respect-remember all those whom we have asked to stand in harms way to protect and defend our great country and freedom as our way of life. They are the true American heroes and we have an obligation to pay tribute to them by celebrating the freedoms they fought for and stand to insure. There is no admission fee to see the wall. We encourage you to bring your children and educate them as to the significance of this important moment in history. The Cost of Freedom Tribute is a true depiction of the great sacrifices made throughout the history of our country.

The Twinsburg VFW Post 4929, a (501(c) 3 organization, is fortunate to be able to bring this event to Twinsburg, Ohio July 1-5, 2015. However, there are considerable costs to for the exhibit, related expenses and promotion of the event. If you wish to donate, please visit www.twinsburgveterans.com or call Joe Jasany (330) 425-7161.

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