Knights-Kaderli 5k returns as in-person event

Posted 28 September 2021 at 12:22 pm

Press Release, Knights-Kaderli Memorial Fund

Photo by Ginny Kropf: Participants in the 2019 Knights-Kaderli Walk/Run head for the starting line last October. This year’s event will take on a different look, due to the Covid pandemic. For the 32nd annual 5K Walk/Run, participants are being asked to walk in their own neighborhoods and make a donation to the Knights-Kaderli Fund.

MEDINA –  For 32 years, the community has gathered for a walk/run to support the patients living with cancer in Orleans County.

Last year, participants walked in their own neighborhoods for the 32nd annual 5k Virtual Walk/Run. The Covid-19 pandemic forced us to cancel in-person events. Registrants were asked to make a donation to the fund and were offered a Knights-Kaderli cloth mask in lieu of the usual race t-shirt

This year, we can gather again for the 5k on Saturday, Oct. 2 at 11 a.m. at the East Shelby Volunteer Fire Hall. With only a few changes, the event will feel like we are getting closer to what supporters have experienced in previous years.

Registration (click here) will be online only to minimize congestion at registration. To keep people moving, we will have several check-in tables where registrants can pick up their T-shirt and race bibs. Participants are encouraged to participate in our basket raffle. This year we will have a special raffle of a donated item from the talented students in the Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering class at Orleans-Niagara BOCES.

Lunch will be served immediately following the race and guests may eat outside under the pavilion. When outside, participants are encouraged to use their discretion regarding mask-wearing. Whenever participants are inside the building, we ask that they wear a mask to protect young children, patients and other participants. The safety of our supporters is our top priority. Please remember to photograph your event and tag us on Facebook and Instagram for some fun prizes. #KnightsKaderli5K

The Richard Knights-Sue Kaderli Memorial Fund is a tax-exempt organization, under the Internal Revenue code section 501(c)(3), which is run by a board of directors. Money raised is used for the benefit of Orleans County cancer patients.

This foundation was founded in memory of our loved ones, Richard Knights and Susan Kaderli, two lifelong residents of Orleans County. We raise funds through annual events and various contributions made by individuals, organizations and memorials. Funds thus far have assisted families with nutritional supplements and prescriptions, as well as medical supplies and bills. Run by a board of directors, there are no administrative costs. Thereby allowing almost 100% of money raised to be used to assist Orleans County cancer patients and their families.

For more information or financial assistance, please contact: Mary Zelazny at 585-746-8455, Melissa Knights Bertrand at 716-983-7932 or Stacey Knights Pellicano at 716-998-0977.