Join SVH Services for our 3rd AnnualRun for Donuts 5K and Fun Run on Saturday, November 2nd as we raise funds to meet the needs of individuals with unique learning challenges across their life spans. Bring your family and friends to run, jog, and even walk through the beautiful grounds at Sherwood Memorial Park in Salem. Strollers are welcome.

“Sherwood is pleased to provide an enclosed and beautiful setting for those wanting to honor loved ones while supporting a wonderful cause--It will be a great event,” stated Sherwood Memorial Park President, Susan Mini.

The Run for Donuts 5Kand Fun Run will be supporting the three programs offered by SVH Services:SVH Adult Services, Blue Ridge Autism and Achievement Center (BRAAC),and SVH Family Services. These programs are geared toward accomplishing goals associated with meaningful employment, social relationships, enjoyable hobbies and independence.

All SVH Services’ programs can work independently or together to achieve goals for each individual client's goals.“Because adults with unique learning challenges usually do not have funding sources after completing high school, they are often staying home, disengaged with their community and unemployed,” said SVH CEO Angie Leonard.

“SVH Services depends on fundraisers, like our Run for Donuts 5K, to provide the financial resources for these wonderful men and women who DO become contributing active members of our community with our help.”

The first 200people to register for either the 5Kor the Fun Run will receive an exclusive race knit beanie cap. All participants will get to pick out a yummy donut from Dunkin’Donuts to munch on at the finish line –and those running the 5Kwill have munchkins to munch on along the course route.

Eating donuts isn’t required to complete either course; however, it will definitely be a lot of fun if people do!Participants are encouraged to dress up in their best donut attire to be entered in our “Best Costume Contest”. The 5Krace starts at 8:30am, with the Fun Run (1 mile) starting at 8:45am. Registration before is $30 for the 5Kand $20 for the Fun Run.

SVH Services, Presenting Sponsor-Sherwood Memorial Park, along with our sponsors and partners: Dunkin’ Donuts, Serv pro, Business Solutions, Comcast Spotlight, Berglund Center, Run About Sports, Roanoke ValleyFamily, Mountain Junkies, The Great 611 Steak Company,Roanoke Valley Orthodontics, Shrader Investment Company,Jefferson Surgical Clinic, Atlantic Union Bank,Cora Physical Therapy, and Steve 104.9FM, are extremely excited for this fun family event.

For questions about the race, please contact Teri Nance at (540) 366-7399 or You may also go online to to learn more and register.

St. Vincent’s Home(SVH)mission is to meet the needs of individuals with unique learning challenges across the lifespan. St. Vincent’s Home was an orphanage built by St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Roanoke in 1893.

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