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Hike to Help this Sunday will benefit Northern Nevada Chapter, American Red Cross

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Who: The public is invited to attend this fun and informative event that will benefit the local Red Cross chapter. To participate, adults cost $25; seniors (60+) are $20; children 12 and under are $10; and a family of four is $50. People may register on-site the day of the event if they have not already signed up.

What: Participants will take an easy hike along the trails, stopping at several interactive stations to learn about basic First Aid, CPR and AED principles and techniques. Hikers will receive a t-shirt, goodie bag and a barbecue lunch.

When: Sunday, May 16, 2010 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Bartley Ranch Regional Park, 6000 Bartley Ranch Road in Reno. (Look for the American Red Cross Emergency Response Vehicle.)

Why: All proceeds from the Hike to Help will be used by the Northern Nevada Chapter to provide emergency assistance to those displaced due to fire or other disasters, to teach lifesaving skills and to provide support to the armed forces and their families.

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation’s blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, call 775-856-1000 or visit our website at www.nevada.redcross.org.

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