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Monmouth University is pleased to announce that the third annual Global Understanding 5K Walk/Run, sponsored by the Global Understanding Convention, the Political Science Club, and The Sociology Club will be held Friday, April 6, at 2:30 p.m. All are welcome to join the event, which will include refreshments, music and awards.

Finishing off a week of discourse and celebration during the 11th Annual Global Understanding Convention, this year’s race will benefit the Kortney Rose Foundation (

The first 100 registrants will be guaranteed a free t-shirt. Same-day registration will begin at 1:30 p.m. in front of Wilson Hall. For the third consecutive year, food and refreshments will be provided by Aramark.

For more information, or to obtain a registration form, please contact Heather Mistretta at, 732-263-5592; or Kristen Gillette at Completed forms can be faxed to 732-263-5164. Suggested donation is $10.

The Kortney Rose Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charity that was set up by Kortney’s parents, after her death in 2006 from a rare brain tumor, to create her legacy of helping other children through the promise of research. Since inception the foundation has built a playground in Kortney’s name, donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to the pediatric brain tumor research program at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and was instrumental in passing legislation naming May as brain tumor awareness month in the State of New Jersey. Find out more about our upcoming events, donate online and learn how you can help at

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Media contact: Petra Ludwig at 732-263-5507