We are very excited to announce that we will be participating in the 2018 Run For The Hills Charity Challenge in Hazard, Kentucky! The event will take place on Saturday, October 6 in downtown Hazard, and representatives from Appalachian Connection will be there to root on and support our dedicated runners. But the good news is that you don’t need to run to participate. You can show up to take part in the fun, or you can use the event to support Appalachia financially by making a donation that will be fully matched up to $5000. That’s right, every penny you donate to Appalachian Connection during the month of October will be doubled by our friends at the Foundation For Appalachian Kentucky!
IMPORTANT: If you choose to make a donation, please do so through our partner’s website, designate Run For The Hills and specify Appalachian Connection in the note section of your donation, otherwise we will not receive credit for the donation.
Since 2011, The Run for the Hills Charity Challenge campaign has put over $1,000,000 of local money back into local organizations that do critical work in our community. Created by the Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky, the event brings the community together to help raise money as part of the Charity Challenge campaign. The Foundation works with local Charity Challengers to match donations, in order to build permanent endowments for participating organizations like Appalachian Connection. These endowments increase our community’s capacity to do great work, both now and in the future.
Then, on October 6 the community hosts a 5K run/walk through the heart of Hazard to celebrate. Please support us and make your donation by October 31!