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The 13th Annual Pauly Friedman Family 5K Walk/Run on Sunday, Aug. 29 is offering runners, walkers and families of all ages and abilities a new location, a scenic route, and added attractions as it continues to support Family Service Association of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s free Pennsylvania 211 Northeast / Help Line service in the region.
The Sidney and Pauline Friedman Jewish Community Center (JCC), 613 S.J. Strauss Lane, Kingston, under the direction of Gary Bernstein, CEO of the Friedman JCC, will host the annual event, which begins at 9 a.m. Participants can register for the walk/run online at www.runsignup.com/friedman5k. Early registration for the walk and run costs $25 or $10 for students and participants age 21 and younger. Registration also is available the day of the event from 7:30-8:45 a.m. The cost is $30 per person. All pre-registrants will receive a T-shirt.
The overall first place male and female winners in the run and walk will receive medals. In addition, first, second and third place finishers in eight age categories will earn medals.
About Pauly Friedman: Pauly Friedman was a Board Member at Family Service Association of NEPA (FSA). She served as Board Chair from 1988 through 1990 and organized the first fundraiser for FSA in modern history. Pauly also formed the Friends Committee, the volunteering fundraising arm of FSA. The Walk/Run is in memory of Pauly and her commitment to families. Proceeds raised from this event will benefit PA 211 NE/Help Line, Pauly’s favorite program at FSA.
About PA 211 NE/Help Line: PA 211 NE/Help Line is a program run by Family Service Association of NEPA serving 17 counties as an information and referral service and first response point for crisis calls, available 24/7/365. While many calls in recent months have been COVID-19 related, we are also receiving calls for help with utility assistance, food banks, emergency housing, child abuse/neglect, mental health, substance abuse, victim services, aging services, and volunteer opportunities. All calls are free and confidential. Last fiscal year, 211/Help Line handled 96,408 callers. To access 211/Help Line, simply dial 2-1-1, text your zip code to 898211 or visit pa211ne.org.