Welcome to the 8th annual Flight 3407 Memorial 5K Race. This year’s race will be held on October 1st, 2016 (Saturday) and will take place at Clarence Town Place Park in Clarence Center, NY. This USATF sanctioned 5K run will start at 9:30am. Immediately following the race, post race activities will be held in the park.
This event also continues to be an opportunity for those affected to give back to the community by supporting local (and locally affiliated) charities. As such, proceeds from this years race will benefit Remember Flight 3407 Inc., Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation – WNY Chapter, and the Eastern Hills Sunrise Rotary Foundation.
Remember Flight 3407 Inc. was founded to raise money to be put towards the two memorial sites in memory of Flight 3407. The Foundation is still raising money to go towards the second memorial to go by the Clarence Library.
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Their strength lies in their exclusive focus and singular influence on the worldwide effort to end T1D. JDRF works every day to change the reality of this disease for millions of people—and to prevent anyone else from ever knowing it—by funding research, advocating for government support of research and new therapies, ensuring new therapies come to market and connecting and engaging the T1D community
The Eastern Hills Sunrise Rotary Foundation is part of Rotary International. The club initiates local and global service projects to promote world understanding and peace and improve the life conditions for people of all ages and cultures. They will be donating their proceeds to Missing and Exploited Children of WNY and Our Little Roses Home for Girls in Honduras. Missing & Exploited Children is to serve as the nation’s clearinghouse on issues related to missing and sexually exploited children. Today NCMEC is authorized by Congress to perform 22 programs and services to assist law enforcement, families and the professionals who serve them. Our Little Roses Ministries is a non-government organization in San Pedro Sula, Honduras dedicated to rescuing Honduran girls from situations of risk. Our Little Roses is committed to providing a safe, secure, and loving environment of unity, respect, and dignity, empowering and transforming girls into successful women with moral and spiritual values.
The families of those lost would like to thank the community for all of the support and contributions over the years that continue to make this event possible. All of you have been responsible for an enormous amount of success in the past. Your continued love and support has started a tradition that will continue to grow every year.