On Sunday, September 8, 2019, District Council 30 hosted its fourth annual PATCH Run with the Lion 5K in Aurora, Illinois. Over 160 runners participated in the community event, which consisted of a 3.1 mile fun run/walk, a one-mile “Little Lions” race for children, and entertainment from the PATCH lion mascot.
100% of proceeds from the event were donated to the IUPAT PATCH Foundation, which provides financial support to organizations benefiting children in need throughout the local community. Together with support from race participants, donors from the neighborhood, and event sponsors, DC 30 successfully raised over $35,000 for the PATCH Foundation in 2019 – and over $135,000 since launching the fundraising event in 2016.
“We are proud to bring this family-friendly event to our community for the fourth year in a row,” recalls Ryan Anderson, DC 30 Business Manager. “It’s a great opportunity for union members, friends, families, and local residents to come together to celebrate a healthy lifestyle while also supporting a worthwhile cause.”