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Tenth Annual Cantina Kids Fun Run Raises Record-Breaking $76,500

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June 6, 2017
 

Tenth Annual Cantina Kids Fun Run Raises Record-Breaking $76,500
for Children’s Healthcare at Saratoga Hospital

 
 
2017 Cantina Kids Fun Run2017 Cantina Kids Fun Run 
The Tenth Annual Cantina Kids Fun Run raised $76,500 this year to benefit pediatric emergency services at Saratoga Hospital, and pediatric dental care at Saratoga Hospital’s Saratoga Community Health Center.  More than 730 participants took part in the event held in Congress Park on Sunday, June 4.
 
SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY, June 6, 2017 —The Tenth Annual Cantina Kids Fun Run, presented by New Country Motor Car Group, raised a record-breaking $76,500 this year, shattering the previous record of $60,000 from 2014. More than 730 race participants, 100 volunteers, and countless spectators took part in the event held in Congress Park on Sunday, June 4.
 
“The 10th anniversary had a lot of personal meaning for us,” said Heath Ames of Cantina restaurant, who conceived the idea with her husband Jeff and brought it to Saratoga Hospital. “Along with the money and awareness raised over the years, engaging our kids to help others and showing how a community comes together is a wonderful lesson to share.”
 
Since it first started in 2008, the Fun Run has raised $409,000 to benefit pediatric emergency services at Saratoga Hospital, as well as pediatric dental care at Saratoga Hospital’s Saratoga Community Health Center.
 
The top finishers in each of the Fun Run events are:
 
1 Mile Run                                                                      
Boys    Girls
Kellen Dean Emily Bush
Owen Morgan Keira Rogan
Owen Winter     Abby Scapillato
Andrew Culpepper-Wehr  
 
 
 
¼ Mile Run                                                                     
Boys   Girls
Jack Halliday   Lily Phillips
Bennett Snyder Emerson Cantanucci
Ryan Scapillato Sara Scapillato
  Alayna Clancy
                                                                                                     
 
Healthiest School Contest (the school with the highest percentage of registered students)
Saratoga Independent School
 
Jeff and Heath Ames, owners of Cantina restaurant, are the founders of the Fun Run. Major sponsors of the event included New Country Motor Car Group, Millennium Medical Imaging, WNYT News Channel 13, and 101.3 The Jockey.
 
 
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About Saratoga Hospital Foundation:  Saratoga Hospital Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Saratoga Hospital, Saratoga County’s leading healthcare provider. As such, the Foundation secures, manages, and distributes charitable gifts to support the mission of Saratoga Hospital and its affiliates. Over the years, the Foundation has raised more than $40 million for Saratoga Hospital programs and facilities, all of which benefit the people of the Saratoga region. For more information, visit www.saratogahospitalfoundation.org.
 
 
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Klare Ingram
Saratoga Hospital Foundation
518-583-8765
 
Peter Hopper
Saratoga Hospital
518-583-8679
 

 

 
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