5k Press Release

Local Non-Profit Organization Hosts 5K

The Carys Rainn Foundation, Inc. is a faith-based 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting hope and healing through awareness, support, and research for parents who have experienced pregnancy or infant loss.

Grayson, Kentucky – June 11, 2015 – Local Non-Profit, The Carys Rainn Foundation, Inc. plans to host the second annual Ready… Set… Glo! 5K/ 1 mile walk on Friday, June 26th, 2015 at 10:00pm. All proceeds from the foundation’s events will be used to further the foundation’s goals to minister to individuals and families facing perinatal loss.

The Carys Rainn Foundation, Inc. was founded as a response to the brief life of Carys Rainn Kitchen, who was born (along with healthy twin brother, Paxton) in April of 2011 with a fatal neural tube defect. Through the experience of Carys’ terminal diagnosis before birth and the months that followed, Carys and Paxton’s parents recognized a need for additional resources, support, awareness, and research in the area of perinatal loss.

The Foundation provides support to bereaved parents, encouraging hope and healing through memory box items, memorial opportunities, information, professional trainings, and more. Donations are also being accepted for the third annual online auction, scheduled to take place through the foundation’s facebook page in November. In addition to these events, a Bereaved Parents’ Retreat is being planned for October 9th and 10th, to be held at Carter Caves State Resort Park.

Heather Pick, one of the foundation’s board members, stated,The Ready… Set… Glo! 5k is an awesome opportunity to get out there and be healthy with your family and friends to support a great cause. You can walk or run in support of families that have gone through the devastating loss of a baby or child. We all either know someone who has had a miscarriage, pregnancy loss, or child loss, or had a loss or losses ourselves. Sometimes it is hard to find the right words to say to those who have had losses, but even something as simple as doing a walk in their baby’s memory means so much to them. The campaign I want people to recognize is miles for awareness of stillbirths, miscarriages, child losses, and infertility. You can make a difference just by doing something as simple as walking. I encourage you to support this cause and come out and light up the Kyova Mall on June 26th.”

The Carys Rainn Memorial Ready… Set… Glo 5K Run/Walk will take place at KYOVA Mall on U.S. Route 60 in Ashland, Ky, with registration and 1 mile walk beginning at 9:00pm. More information about the event may be found by visiting http://carysrainn.org/5k

For more information about The Carys Rainn Foundation, Inc., please visit www.carysrainn.org or contact Keri Kitchen, Executive Director, at Keri@carysrainn.org