Balance Hair Spa sponsors the 7th Annual Mommy's Light Race for Traditions to benefit bereaved children

Balance Hair Spa is a proud sponsor of the 7th Annual Mommy’s Light Race for Traditions charity event.

Mommy's Light Race for Traditions logoExton, Pennsylvania — The Mommy’s Light Race for Traditions Benefiting Bereaved Children 7th Annual 5K & 1 Mile Race, sponsored by Kensey Nash Corporation, Comcast Corporation and Swain Tours, will be held on Saturday, April 30. The race, which benefits Mommy’s Light Lives On Fund® will be at the Eagleview Corporate Center in Exton, PA.

Mommy’s Light’s mission is to bring joy and comfort to children and teens whose mothers are terminally ill or have died by helping them keep alive traditions and simple pleasures they shared with their mothers. The organization has fulfilled more than 700 traditions for more than 200 maternally bereaved children and provided education materials to more than 37,000 school counselors. For more information, registration forms and a detailed schedule of the day’s events,  call 610-458-1690 or visit www.mommyslight.org.

“Seven years ago the Mommy’s Light Race for Traditions was started by Downingtown resident Hillary DeLone, mother of three young children, just after recovering from breast cancer,” says Laura Munts, President of the Mommy’s Light Board of Directors. “Her powerful commitment to help all children and teens whose mothers have died keeps building, with many business, community, school and family leaders joining the team.”

“Our annual race has become a Chester County community and family tradition,” says Joan Jackwood, Co-Executive Director of Mommy’s Light. “From the Tot Trot to the 5K, the dog agility show by Dillon to the Schafer Sound DJ, there truly is something for everyone!” Other festivities include a free children’s concert by Makin’ Music, an appearance by Jennaphr Frederick from Fox 29 News as Race Marshal, 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 Race will begin at 9:00am. At 9:04am the 1 Mile Race will start, with a special “Stroller Start” at 9:06am. The Tot Trot for kids ages 2 to 5 years old will get under way 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 Race ($20 after April 20), $12/person for the 1 Mile Race ($15 after April 20), and a suggested family donation of $5 for the Tot Trot. All 5K and 1 Mile 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 Race, and top male/female 5K and 1 Mile stroller start finishers.

Kensey Nash Corporation, Comcast Corporation and Swain Tours are the title sponsors, and are joined by more than 20 area companies and individuals in sponsoring the event, including: Todd and Todd , LLP; United States Liability Insurance Group; Convatec; MC3; Madison Apartment Group; K12 Insight; The Munts Family; The Gaeta Family; Smart Park Inc.; Greg A. Vietri, Inc.; Embassy Suites; Metropolitan Veterinary Associates; Applebee’s; Balance Hair Spa; Horizon; The Hankin Group; Krapf; Elmark Signs; Conlin’s; BackEast; Lexus of Chester Springs; Macadam Company, Inc. and Bentley Systems, Inc.

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.