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Run For the Hills raises over $200,000 for local charities

Amelia Holliday Staff Reporter

December 23, 2013

HAZARD—After months of fundraising and holding events, local charities and nonprofits that participated in the 3rd Annual Run For the Hills Charity Challenge were rewarded for all of that hard work with the presentation of the money they had raised at an awards ceremony last week at Hazard City Hall.


This year, 15 nonprofit partners participated, raising over $200,000, including the matching funds of up to $10,000 from the Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky for the endowment fund, during the three-month campaign which started in August.Robin Gabbard, who works for the Foundation, said this was the most funds raised and most participants the challenge has seen, and she hopes it will only continue to grow in the years to come.


The nonprofits that participated include:


The Challenger Learning Center—$14,520


Hazard Perry County Community Ministries—$12,044


Cameron Taylor Hoskins Foundation—$10,660


Hazard Community and Technical College—$10,125


Kentucky River Child Advocacy Center (Care Cottage)—$9,886


Kentucky River Regional Animal Shelter—$8,434


Kentucky Infant Development Station (KIDS)—$8,266


Housing Development Alliance—$7,911


Pathfinders of Perry County—$4,280


Kentucky Mountain Health Alliance—$4,142


Buckhorn Children and Family Services—$3,120


Hazard Perry County Senior Citizens—$2,971


Individuals Supporting Bulldog Education (ISBE)—$2,677


Perry County 4-H—$1,315


Youth Leadership and Philanthropy Initiative—$1,091