1Kids of Courage brought more than 50 campers and over 150 volunteers from across the tri-state area together last month in the Five Towns for a Sunday Funday to remember. The children were invited to a beautiful event featuring a full-blown carnival, including helicopter flyovers, a visit from local police department horses, face-painting, a petting zoo, a delicious barbecue, games, prizes, music, and much more. The organization thanks the Woodsburgh community and Aaron and Eva Wexler, who graciously opened their home and hearts to Kids of Courage.

Also, this past Sunday, Kids of Courage brought 100 volunteers and friends together to take part in the most colorful race in the world: the Color Run! Couragers ran 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) on a creative and imaginative course at the Aviator Sports Center in Brooklyn, sprinting through color zones and spraying all the colors of the rainbow. The footrace is known as the “happiest 5K on the planet,” and for good reason–everyone involved had smiles from ear to ear, albeit with colorful paint in those ears, at the end of the Sunday Funday event supporting Kids of Courage.

Founded in 2008, K.O.C. is a groundbreaking volunteer-based organization dedicated to the support of sick children and their families, day and night, 365 days a year. For more information or to make a donation for their upcoming summer adventure trip to San Diego, please visit kidsoc.org. v


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