(Point) .5k Endurance Challenge Sets Record for Ralston House

More than 400 runners took part in the 300-step (point) .5K Endurance Challenge held in Olde Town Arvada on August 14, 2010. 

With hundreds of runners and dozens of sponsors, the event raised a record-breaking $14,000 for Ralston House locations in Arvada and Lakewood. 

The event was filled with lots of fun and food from free pancakes to chair massages to characters of all shapes and sizes including the cast from the Wizard of Oz. 

"We greatly appreciate the support of the community in coming together to raise money for this very worthy cause," said Donald Moseley, executive director of Ralston House. 

Ralston House is a non-profit organization that works in conjunction with law enforcement, social services and the district attorney's office to provide a friendly and safe place for children who have been sexually or physically abused to tell their stories and help them to begin the healing process. Ralston House provides a professional staff specially trained to interview children and offer support to families. 

More than 470 kids and teens have visited Ralston House so far in 2010, an increase of 15% compared to last year at this time. 

“We hate to see such large numbers of kids affected by abuse, but the services offered at Ralston House will help them and their families begin the journey of healing,” said Moseley. 

Mark your calendars for the 2011 (point) .5K Endurance Challenge set for Saturday, August 13. Don't blink or you'll miss it! 

Thanks to these fine sponsors for their support of the 2010 .5K Endurance Challenge: 

Apex Center
Sooper Credit Union
Kaiser Permanente
Chapman Orthodontics
Sundyne Corporation
Encore Rail Systems
Bellco Credit Union
KMGH Channel 7
City of Arvada
Arvada Economic Development Association
Arvada Urban Renewal Authority
Bank of Choice 

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