Filling in the Blanks (FITB) will host its Fifth Annual Unite to Fight 5K. The course will be run through the idyllic Waveny Park in New Canaan, CT.
The race will help raise critical funding to fulfill the mission of Filling in the Blanks. Their mission is to fight childhood hunger by providing children in need with weekend meals. FITB already provides for over 4,900 children at 140 sites throughout Fairfield and Westchester Counties.
As the organization enters its 10th year, the need for our weekend meal bag program continues to grow, and we anticipate 2,000 children being added to our programming by the end of April. FITB purchases 99% of the food for the program, events such as The Unite to Fight 5K are crucial for increased needs in local communities.
This year’s lead sponsors, CellMark and Silver Golub & Tieitell have gone above and beyond to support FITB financially as well as packing weekend meal bags, and organizing employee packing events. With their help, Filling in the Blanks can continue its mission of fighting childhood hunger.
“At CellMark it’s a privilege to continue to support the remarkable work of the Filling in the Blanks team. Their tireless commitment to helping and feeding our local communities is truly an inspiration. They say, “it takes a village” and there is no better example than this extraordinary group,” said Division President, Joe Hoffman.
“No child should go hungry, and childhood hunger is a problem we can tackle together, which is why we are proud to support Filling in the Blanks and the 2023 Unite to Fight 5k,” said Silver Golub & Teitell partner Peter Dreyer.
On April 2, 2023, check-in begins at 7:30 am, the kid’s fun run at 8:15 am, followed by the 5K run/walk at 8:45 am. Register today at https://runsignup.com/Race/CT/NewCanaan/UnitetoFight.
For more information on Filling in the Blanks visit https://www.fillingintheblanks.org/.