KCAN Superhero Fun Run - Community in Action
Each year, the Kalamazoo County Child Abuse & Neglect Prevention Council (KCAN) puts on an unique event to raise funds for its critical mission. The Superhero 5k Fun Run is a fun-filled family tradition where the race participants dress as their favorite superhero. The event helps raise awareness about child abuse and neglect prevention in Kalamazoo County and brings the community together in a unique way. All of the event proceeds go directly to KCAN and the wonderful work they do in Kalamazoo Community. The team at Allied Productions was again honored to provide event photography coverage for the day.
This year’s run saw some familiar faces as well as some new sponsorship partners. A unique sponsor we met at this year’s event was the Bikers Against Child Abuse (B.A.C.A.) group. Their mission to “create a safer environment for abused children” is truly inspiring and needed. It’s amazing to see the innovative ways that people utilize their skills and hobbies to create positive change in their communities. Often, it’s easy to think of community involvement as something ‘best left to the experts’ - yet we forget how our expertise could be helpful too. This event is something we look forward to each year, and this year we’ve been inspired to think of new ways that we can be impactful in our community as well.
This year many volunteers (including the ROTC) ran with the kids and handed out medals. The afternoon concluded with the 5k run and awards ceremony. In addition to the 5k ‘main event’ there is also a kids 1k run. It was a great turnout and another successful year for the fun run. For the Allied team, it was a great day of cooperation and community. There are many ways that you can get involved with KCAN (or a similar organization in your community) and you’d be surprised the difference you can make.
Please take a minute to check out the photos of the day and share your favorite non-profit/fundraising events below.