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Among the presenters at the Senior Games Village will be Wigs for Kids Founder, President & CEO Jeffrey Paul, and Mary Pavicic, a Euclid resident, marathon runner, and Honors Biology teacher at Aurora High School. Ms. Pavicic was the “Overall Female Winner”
During the July 20-21 weekend, Village visitors can also register for the upcoming “Wigs for Kids Day at the Zoo” at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, 3900 Wildlife Way. In addition to its traditional 5K Run, one-mile “fun walk,”
WKYC TV-3 news reporter Jennifer Lindgren will emcee the event. Mark Roozen, a strength and conditioning coach for over 25 years at the high school, college and professional level (including with the Cleveland Browns), will demonstrate how to avoid running injuries, and jazzercise instructors will lead warm-up exercises.
Other features and performers include “Dream Entertainment” DJ Jeff Edwards, a “Kids Zone,”
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In addition to the free day at the Zoo and Rain Forest, walkers and runners get a complimentary T-shirt, a race bag, and refreshments. The registration fee for each walker or runner is $20 in advance ($10 for children 10 years old and younger) or $25 after 9 a.m. on July 26 or on the day of the event. People who want to just be spectators can attend for $10, and attendees who will donate their hair at the event can enter for free. Registration begins at 7 a.m.; the 5K run at 8:30 a.m.; the one-mile walk at 8:35 a.m. for walking team members, and at 8:40 for families and individual walkers.
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For more information, including registering and a detailed schedule for the July 27th event, call 440.333-4433, visit http://www.wigsforkids.org, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.