Junior League of the Palm Beaches to host inaugural Miles for a Mission 5K in November

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(WEST PALM BEACH, FL) The Junior League of the Palm Beaches (JLPB), a local women’s volunteer organization with 81 years of service in Palm Beach County, is proud to announce its inaugural Miles for a Mission 5K and Kids Dash which will be held on November 19th, 2022 at the Keiser University Flagship Campus.

Now open to the public for registration, the 5K includes race t-shirts, finisher medals, post-race refreshments, and awards. 

“Everyone is welcome at the Junior League of the Palm Beaches Miles for a Mission. Whether walking or running, this is an opportunity to come together and support the mission of the league raising critical funds so that we may continue our important work in the community.”

  • Marcelle Griffith Burke, President of Junior League of the Palm Beaches

The Junior League of the Palm Beaches is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Our purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. The Junior League welcomes all women who value our Mission statement. We are committed to inclusive environments of diverse individuals, organizations and communities.

Proceeds from this event will allow for JLPB to have the much needed funds to fulfill their mission and directly fund various programs within the community. Some of JLPB’s programs include a Period Supply Bank which provides feminine hygiene products at no charge to individuals in need in the community through a network of allied partners, various initiatives to promote literacy and education through the installation of Little Free Libraries near low-income families, and a Done in a Day program which provides volunteer support for over 20 local non-profits including: Back to Basics Angel Program, CROS Ministries Gleaning, Feeding South Florida, Loggerhead Marinelife Center Beach Clean Ups, Palm Beach County Food Bank, Quantum House, Red Apple Supplies, and The Lord’s Place.  In 2021, over 650 JLPB volunteers spent 2,500+ hours volunteering in Palm Beach County.  To learn more about our programs visit https://www.jlpb.org/community/community-programs/ 

Keiser University Flagship Campus is the Presenting Sponsor and Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is the Kid’s Dash Sponsor. Individual and corporate sponsorships are still available for the event.  Please contact the event co-chairs Tayler Young and Alie Cohen at 5k@jlpb.org for more information.

WHAT:
Registration is now open for the Miles for a Mission 5K on Saturday November 19th

https://runsignup.com/Race/FL/WestPalmBeach/JLPBMilesForAMission

5K registration fee is $40 (includes race t-shirt)
100 Yard Kids Dash (for children 8 and under), registration fee is $10 

WHEN:

Saturday November 19th, 2022

5K Race begins at 8:00 am

Kids Dash 9:00 am

WHERE:

Keiser University Flagship Residential Campus

2600 N Military Trail,

West Palm Beach, FL 33409

PRESS CONTACT:

For event inquiries, on-site coverage, and photos or interview requests

Junior League of the Palm Beaches

Christina Rath

Public Relations Chair, The Junior League of the Palm Beaches

pr@jlpb.org | 412-915-4459

ABOUT THE JUNIOR LEAGUE OF THE PALM BEACHES

The Junior League of the Palm Beaches is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Our purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

The Junior League welcomes all women who value our Mission statement. We are committed to inclusive environments of diverse individuals, organizations, and communities.   www.jlpb.org

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JuniorLeaguePB

Instagram: @juniorleaguepb  https://www.instagram.com/juniorleaguepb/