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Northern Virginia Technology Council
Hopecam 15th Annual 5K—Sunday, May 3, 2015
Benefitting Children with Cancer

Date: Sunday, May 3, 2015
Time: 8:15 AM
Location: 1890 Preston White Drive,
Reston, VA

NVTC “Most Innovative Use of Technology Finalist” Hopecam is holding its 15th Annual 5k on Sunday, May 3 to raise funds to help children with cancer.

15,780 children will be diagnosed with cancer this year. Nearly every one of these children will be isolated from their friends and unable to attend school as a result of their treatment. Today, thanks to technology, this isolation can be overcome by giving the child a tablet computer and persuading schools to establish a connection with the hospitalized and homebound child. Hopecam is the only charity in the United States providing these services. It's no wonder that in 2014, Hopecam was asked to help six times the number of children as the year before. 2015 will be no different and Hopecam is well on its way to helping 700 children, if not more, before year's end.

It costs about $1,000 to connect each child. About 12 percent of the children live in homes unable to afford Internet, which Hopecam provides at a cost of $500 per year. 70 percent of the children attend schools eligible for Title 1 (low income) financing.

The Hopecam 5K Run/Walk is a USATF certified race — fast and flat for those wanting to set a personal best record. This is also the perfect race for families featuring an easy course for runners and walkers of all ages and fitness levels. For the first time this year, there will be corporate team competition with awards for fastest team and team that raises the most money. E-mail info@hopecam.org for information. Register today at www.hopecam.org.

Registration: www.hopecam.org
Use Code #15NVTC5OFF for special NVTC Member $5 discount
Early Bird: $20 for 12 & under, $25 for 13 & over
After March 15: $20 for 12 & under, $30 for 13 & over