Welcome to the 7th annual Flight 3407 Memorial 5K Race. This year’s race will be held on October 3rd (Saturday) and will take place at Clarence Towne 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.
Proceeds from this years race will benefit Remember Flight 3407 Inc., Clarence Citizens for Veterans, and the Eastern Hills Sunrise Rotary Foundation. These organization have continually shown a positive influence in the WNY community since their founding and will continue to do so throughout the years to come.
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.
Clarence Citizens for Veterans is a non-profit organization whose mission is to support and honor our veterans. Since its inception Clarence Citizens for Veterans has worked to raise and donate thousands of dollars to both national and local entities including Honor Flight Buffalo, Homes for Our Troops, the Wounded Warrior Project, Kids are Heroes Too, WNY Heroes and the Yellow Ribbon Fund. Clarence Citizens for Veterans ultimate goal is to utilize the money and manpower to provide assistance wherever it is needed especially for times and situations where benefits fall short and can’t fulfill the needs of heroes and their families.
The Eastern Hills Sunrise Rotary Club 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 Just Buffalo Literary Center, Ohana 100 (formally First Book WNY) and National Center Missing & Exploited Children of WNY. Just Buffalo Literary Center mission is to create and strengthen communities through the literary arts. Ohana 100 is focused on identifying and funding the distribution of high quality books and educational resources to classrooms and programs serving children in low-income households throughout the eight Western New York counties. 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.
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.