Run For the Hills raises over $200,000 for local charities

Amelia Holliday Staff Reporter

December 23, 2013

HAZARD—After months of fundraising and holding events, local charities and nonprofits that participated in the 3rd Annual Run For the Hills Charity Challenge were rewarded for all of that hard work with the presentation of the money they had raised at an awards ceremony last week at Hazard City Hall.

This year, 15 nonprofit partners participated, raising over $200,000, including the matching funds of up to $10,000 from the Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky for the endowment fund, during the three-month campaign which started in August.Robin Gabbard, who works for the Foundation, said this was the most funds raised and most participants the challenge has seen, and she hopes it will only continue to grow in the years to come.

The nonprofits that participated include:

The Challenger Learning Center—$14,520

Hazard Perry County Community Ministries—$12,044

Cameron Taylor Hoskins Foundation—$10,660

Hazard Community and Technical College—$10,125

Kentucky River Child Advocacy Center (Care Cottage)—$9,886

Kentucky River Regional Animal Shelter—$8,434

Kentucky Infant Development Station (KIDS)—$8,266

Housing Development Alliance—$7,911

Pathfinders of Perry County—$4,280

Kentucky Mountain Health Alliance—$4,142

Buckhorn Children and Family Services—$3,120

Hazard Perry County Senior Citizens—$2,971

Individuals Supporting Bulldog Education (ISBE)—$2,677

Perry County 4-H—$1,315

Youth Leadership and Philanthropy Initiative—$1,091