You Can Call Me Al 5K to benefit Haiti


Saint Alphonsus Ligouri Catholic Church in Zionsville will host the 12th annual You Can Call Me Al 5K run benefiting Croix Fer, Haiti at 8 a.m. Aug. 4. Proceeds benefit student scholarships and micro loans.

“We have two additional scholarship students this year,” said Kim Reinhart, event coordinator. “We’re providing funding for their education. We have a new program this year. The funds from the race will go toward micro loans. We’re teaching more economic development for sustainability.”

Money raised last year funded a community water well and an outdoor cooking space.

“We have been able to dig a well with donations,” Reinhart said. “They’ll be able to provide clean, fresh water to many in the community. We were able to complete the outdoor cafeteria and put a roof overhead. It provides not only shade, but it also gives them a safe space to host weddings and celebrations. With our help they’re also going to be getting a projector so they can have community movie night so they have things to do outside their work. We want to be able to give them a little recreational time as a family. To us, that’s no big deal, but to them, it’s a big deal.”

A kids fun run at 9 a.m for youth 10-and-under also will be part of the 5K event. Kids T-shirts are available online for $15. There will be a raffle with prizes awarded at the end of the race.

The event is sponsored by Ascension Health. Registration is $30 for an individual and $60 for a group of three.

To register, visit


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