Balance Hair Spa sponsors the 2009 Mommy's Light 5k race to benefit bereaved children

Balance Hair Spa is proud sponsor of the 5th Annual Mommy’s Light 5K Race and 1 Mile Fun Walk charity event.

Exton, Pennsylvania — The 5th Annual Mommy’s Light 5K Run & 1 Mile Fun Walk, sponsored by Kensey Nash Corporation, GRACO and IMS to benefit Mommy’s Light Lives On Fund®, will be held Saturday, April 25, at the Eagleview Corporate Center in Exton, PA.

Festivities include a free children’s concert by Makin’ Music, appearance by Jennaphr Frederick from Fox 29 News as Race Marshal, a dog agility show by Dillon, free ice cream for the kids and a complimentary hot breakfast buffet provided by the Brickside Grille for registered race participants.

Registration opens at 7:45am. The 5K Run will begin at 9:00am. At 9:04am the 1 Mile Fun Walk will start, with a special “GRACO stroller start” at 9:06am and an IMS Team start at 9:08am. The Tot Trot for kids ages 2 to 5 years old will get underway at approximately 9:50am.

Participants can register online at www.active.com, by mail or on-site. Early registration fee is $17/person for the 5K Run ($20 after April 15), $12/person for the 1 Mile Fun Walk ($15 after April 15), and a suggested family donation of $5 for the Tot Trot. All pre-registrants receive a race t-shirt. $100, $50 and $25 cash prizes will be given to the top three male/female 5K finishers; awards also will be given to the top three male/female 5K finishers by age group, top male/female finishers 14 and under in the 1 Mile Fun Walk, and top male/female 5K and 1 Mile stroller start finishers.

“We are encouraged by the generous support of our sponsors and neighbors because although the economy is contracting, requests for our services are expanding,” says Laura Munts, Mommy’s Light Executive Director. “We are happy to welcome IMS as a title sponsor along with our founding title sponsors Kensey Nash and GRACO.” Mommy’s Light has served more than 175 maternally bereaved children and provided education materials to more than 36,000 school counselors.

Kensey Nash Corporation, GRACO and IMS are the title sponsors, and are joined by more than 50 area companies and individuals in sponsoring the event, including The Hankin Group, MC3, Bentley, Applebee’s, Madison Apartment Group, Embassy Suites, United States Liability Insurance Group, SmartPark, BackEast, Elmark Graphics, Conlin’s Copy, National Penn Bank, Nudy’s Café, Macadam Company, Balance Hair Spa, Brickside Grille, Metropolitan Veterinary Associates and Todd and Todd, LLP.

About Mommy’s Light Lives On Fund®
Headquartered in Exton, Pennsylvania, Mommy’s Light provides free bereavement education resources nationally and directly serves children between the ages of 3 and 18 throughout the greater Philadelphia area, as well as in pilot programs throughout the country. There are more than 626,000 maternally bereaved children in the United States, including 20,000 eligible children in the Delaware Valley.