LexisNexis® to Host 2012 Windward Challenge 5K Charity Run/Walk
August 22, 2012 — Monies raised through community initiative will go towards development of a new playground for children in a metro Atlanta community in need this year
ATLANTA – LexisNexis® Risk Solutions today announced the company will again host its annual Windward Challenge 5K Charity Run/Walk on Sept. 19. Proceeds will benefit KaBOOM!, a national non-profit dedicated to saving play for America's children. For the past 12 years, LexisNexis has hosted the event to support local Atlanta-area non-profit organizations, which has raised more than $920,000 through the annual initiative.
"KaBOOM! is thrilled to continue our tremendous work with LexisNexis," said KaBOOM! Founder and CEO Darell Hammond. "Every child deserves to have a great place to play and we will once again make that possible for children in the Atlanta area, while bringing KaBOOM! one step closer to our vision of a great place to play within walking distance of every child in America."
"LexisNexis is committed to helping others through community involvement and service," said Jim Peck, CEO, LexisNexis. "The annual Windward Challenge offers a fun and healthy activity for our employees, their families and the greater Atlanta business community to participate in a fun 5K event, while contributing to an excellent cause. We are pleased to once again partner with KaBOOM!"
The charity run/walk will take place at the LexisNexis headquarters on Alderman Drive in Alpharetta on Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 6:30 p.m. Participants of all ages are welcome to participate in the family-friendly event, which will include a timed and untimed 5K race as well as post-race activities for children. Participants may sign up for early registration now. For more information, visit lexisnexis.com/risk/windwardchallenge/.
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