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Wahine Surf Club in Virginia Beach takes action for typhoon relief

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Posted at 11:38 AM, Nov 18, 2013
and last updated 2013-11-18 14:11:42-05

Virginia Beach, Va. – The Wahine Surf Club is teaming up with the Red Cross this weekend to present Philippines Typhoon Relief Fun Walk/Run 5k/1 mile fundraisers.

On Friday, November 8, Super Typhoon Haiyan tore through the Pacific islands of the Philippines, leaving behind a scene of destruction and despair. The global Red Cross network is responding to emergency needs in the Philippines with food, water, and relief supplies, and the American Red Cross is lending people, expertise and equipment to this massive effort. For complete details on this devastation click HERE.

The ladies and volunteers of the local Wahine Surf Club are coordinating fundraisers with the local Red Cross, local businesses, the City of Virginia Beach, and volunteers to assist with relief efforts in the Philippines.

A 5k and a 1 mile fun walk/run will take place on the Oceanfront side behind Calypso Bar and Grill Restaurant, on Saturday, November 23, 2013.

Calypso Restaurant will donate 15% of its buffet lunch purchases to the Red Cross.

A silent auction raffle will take place at Calypso Bar and Grill; 100% of raffle proceeds will be donated to the Red Cross.

If your business would like to donate items for the silent auction, t-shirts, or water for the runners, contact the Wahine Surf Club by calling Therese Whitehurst at (757) 735-3189.

All donations are 100% tax deductible.

Here is the schedule of events, on Saturday, November 23, 2013:

Registration starts at 9 a.m.; the 1 Mile Run/Walk Starts at 10 a.m.; 5k Walk/Run starts at 10:30 a.m., Buffet at Calypso Restaurant starts at 11:30 a.m.; Raffle will start at 1:00 p.m.; and the event ends at 2:00 p.m.

The 5k Run/Walk fee is $30.00 – that includes a t-shirt, three raffle tickets, and 5k registration. The 1 mile run/walk fee is $15.00 and includes a t-shirt, one raffle ticket, and 1 mile run registration.

For further details regarding pre-registration, start times, charity buffet, raffle, and map of race, Click Here.

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Contact Therese Whitehurst by Phone: (757) 735-3189.

Email: theresewhitehurst2@gmail.com.

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