On Saturday, September 9, 2017, District Council 30 hosted its 2nd Annual PATCH Run with the Lion 5K in Aurora, Illinois. Over 110 runners participated in the community event, which consisted of a 3.1 mile fun run/walk, a one mile “Little Lions” race for children, and entertainment from the PATCH lion mascot.
Nearly $38,000 in proceeds from the event were donated to The Painters and Allied Trades for Children’s Hope Foundation (PATCH), which provides financial support to organizations benefiting children in need throughout the local community. “We are proud to bring this family-friendly event to our community for the second year in a row,” said DC 30 Business Manager/Secretary-Treasurer Ryan Anderson. “It’s a great opportunity for union members, friends, families, and local residents to come together to celebrate a healthy lifestyle while also supporting a worthwhile cause.”