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20 Years of Service to the Main Line Community

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Posted by: Bernard Dagenais on Friday, July 7, 2017 at 2:00:00 pm

Sept. 10 is a very special milestone for The Main Line Chamber Foundation, our charitable affiliate, this year. It will mark the 20th anniversary of the Main Line 5k Run/Walk.

This event, which serves as the Foundation’s primary fundraiser, raises money for a scholarship program for volunteer firefighters and emergency medical technicians at 17 firehouses throughout our region. Just last month, we provided $53,000 in scholarships – the most ever awarded through the program – to 32 emergency responders at a moving “Celebration of Hometown Heroes” ceremony at the Lower Merion Township Building. These volunteers, from diverse walks of life, sacrifice their personal time to train for and respond to emergencies. They save taxpayer dollars, which would have to be raised, to pay for professional responders if not for these volunteers.

With these latest awards The Main Line Chamber Foundation has given out more than $390,000 in scholarships to area students, the vast majority of which attend local colleges and universities. In addition, each year the Foundation helps pay for six local high school students to attend Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week, an experience that teaches them about business and how to succeed in the work world.

The Main Line Run is one of those occasions in which truly everyone can participate. We are looking for runners, walkers and race-day volunteers who will be here to help prepare at 7 a.m., corporate teams and corporate sponsors.

Sponsorship opportunities vary from $250 for a table at the expo to a limited number of $3,000 shirt-sleeve logo placement. The 5k Run/Walk is a great way to associate your company’s name with a powerful cause.

Companies and individuals owe much to these volunteers. Here’s our chance to help out. Find out about sponsorship here. Find out how to sign up, including teams, here.

With your help, we can make this The Giant Main Line 5k Run/Walk the most successful ever. Contact Stacey Rymal at srymal@mlcc.org with any questions.

Have an energizing and profitable day

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