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5K fun run to benefit Hands and Feet Project

MILLIGAN COLLEGE, TN (March 13, 2014) — On April 5, a group of students at Milligan College will host a 5K fun run to raise money for the Hands and Feet Project. The race will be held on Milligan’s campus and is scheduled to start at 9 a.m.

Registration is $15 before the day of the race, and the fee increases to $20 on April 5.

This is the second year that the Hands and Feet 5K will be hosted at Milligan. The Hands and Feet Project is a nonprofit organization whose mission is “to care for the orphaned and abandoned children of the world with the love of Christ.” Their current focus is to build villages of homes for children and missionaries in Haiti.

Last year, Milligan student Alicen Simon found out about the Hands and Feet Project and was moved to do something in her community to help. She got a group of friends together to plan the 5K and was overwhelmed with the great response from the college and community.

“I’m looking forward to the impact the students and the community have on this day,” said Simon, a psychology major. “I love watching people come and get excited about doing something great.”

Kristal Dove, Milligan’s director of campus activities, said, “One of the things that I appreciate the most about the Hands and Feet 5K is that it is a student-initiated, student-led event. The race is such a great picture of the servant hearts that exist within the students of the Milligan community.”

Online registration is available at www.milligan.edu/handsandfeet. Participants who register before March 22 will receive a T-shirt. All proceeds from the race benefit the Hands and Feet Project. For more information, e-mail to milliganhaf5k@milligan.edu.

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MILLIGAN COLLEGE is a Christian liberal arts college in Northeast Tennessee whose vision is to change lives and shape culture through a commitment to servant leadership. The college offers more than 100 majors, minors, pre-professional degrees and concentrations in a variety of fields, along with graduate and adult degree completion programs.  To learn more about Milligan College, visit www.milligan.edu or call 800-262-8337.

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