LUK Inc. Hosting Annual Day in the Park and 5K on Sunday, May 22nd!

LUK, Inc. is hosting its Annual Day in the Park to celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month on Sunday, May 22nd, at Lake Quinsigamond Park in Worcester. The event runs from 10 am to 2 pm. Part of the celebration includes the 6th Annual 5K Run, Walk, and Stroll for Fun! The event is rain or shine, and the 5K course is flat and for all abilities.

Runners and walkers start at 11:00 AM. After the 5K, stay for a fun mental health awareness event for the whole family! Enjoy the food, live music, raffles, entertainment, and bounce house. LUK will also host local service providers, businesses promoting healthy living, and more! The Day in the Park is open to everyone, runners and non-runners. Animal Adventures will be hosting free shows at 12 noon and 1 pm.

LUK’s 5K will raise money for a fund in the name of David “The Corduroy King” Kilcoyne, a dedicated staff member who lost his life in 2013. All proceeds of this event will go to a scholarship in David’s name to allow a child access to TREK, LUK’s therapeutic adventure-based after-school and vacation program. TREK (Teaching, Reaching, and Experiencing with Kids) purposefully engages with youth with disabilities in direct experience and focused reflection in order to increase knowledge, develop skills and clarify values. TREK is a therapeutic adventure-based after-school, summer and vacation camp program for youth. TREK activities include: team initiatives, high and low ropes, indoor and outdoor rock climbing, nature-assisted activities, non-competitive games, mini-bike riding lessoins, horseback riding, and snowboarding. Seasonal outdoor activities include boating, sledding, snowshoeing, hiking, swimming, fun in the sand or snow.  For more information please contact: 800-579-0000 and ask to speak with the TREK Program Coordinator (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

You can support LUK programs by participating in the 5K, sponsoring others or volunteering to help on the day of the event. Please visit www.classy.org/LUK5K to register or sponsor a participant. You can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 800-579-0000 with any questions.

LUK is a nonprofit, multiservice agency dedicated to improving the safety, health, and emotional well-being of youth, families, and adults. As a community based organization, LUK offers an array of child and family services through four regional offices in Central Massachusetts: Fitchburg, Lowell, Webster, and Worcester. LUK’s mission is to improve the lives of children, families, and adults so that they can fulfil their unique and productive potential.

For more information about LUK, please visit www.LUK.org, call (800) 579-0000 or find us on Twitter and Facebook.  Join us in building stronger communities, family by family!

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