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GOOD SAMARITAN COMMUNITY SERVICES-RIO GRANDE VALLEY TO HOST 4TH ANNUAL 5K

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Fundraising Run/Walk to Honor Long Time Supporter Jane Cozad

Pharr, April 3. Good Samaritan Community Services – Rio Grande Valley (GSCS-RGV) announces today that it will host its 4th Annual Jane Cozad Memorial 5K to benefit its after school and summer programs available to low income youth living in Pharr.

“The goal of this event is to honor the life of Jane Cozad, a long-time Good Samaritan supporter who lost her battle with Lou Gehrig’s Disease in 2009,” said Local Board Chair Bob Morehead.  “Her passion for helping disadvantaged youth was key to establishing the organization and programs we have in the Rio Grande Valley today.”

The run/walk will take place at GSCS – RGV’s new location at Carnahan Elementary School on Saturday, April 12th at 8 a.m.  Carnahan is located at 317 W. Gore and the start and finish line will be at the back of the building near the corner of Jones and Canna Streets.  Prizes and refreshments will be available for all participants.

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Registration has opened on active.com and costs $15 for youth ages 12 and under and $20 for individuals 13 and over.  Runners can register up until the race morning, but prices will increase to $20 for youth and $25 for adults on April 9th.  GSCS – RGV supporters who are unable to attend the event can “Race from Your Pillow” for $20.

The presenting sponsor for the 5K is Clark Knapp Honda.  Sponsorships are still available and begin at $250.

For more information about the 4th Annual Jane Cozad Memorial 5K Fun Run/Walk, contact Jill Vassar, Director of Advancement for Good Samaritan Community Services, at 210-424-2065 or vassar_j@goodsamcenter.com.

About Good Samaritan Community Services

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Good Samaritan Community Services is a catalyst for change, supporting individuals and families by providing excellent community services to overcome the impact of poverty.  These services include a child development program, after school and summer youth enrichment programs, a college preparatory program, family services, and the only nationally accredited senior center in South Texas.  What began as a ministry of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in downtown San Antonio moved to the west side in 1951 and now reaches more than 4,600 individuals and families across seven (7) sites in South Texas.

Good Samaritan Community Services – Rio Grande Valley  was established in 2009 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Pharr, Texas.  Its after school and summer programs serve more than 200 economically disadvantaged youth each year.

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