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Community Invited to Participate in HHNE’s Inaugural Unity ‘Color Run’

The Unity Color Run will begin and end at Hebrew High School in West Hartford.

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Submitted by Ilana Bernstein, Hebrew High School

The Hebrew High School of New England invites everyone in the community to participate in its inaugural 5K Unity Color Run, scheduled for Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. The Color Run is a fun, healthy way to join together to celebrate our community in all its colorful diversity. Individuals and groups of all different faiths and ethnicities are invited to participate as runners, walkers or volunteers on a 5K or 2.5K route.

“With so much going on around the world that divides us as people, we wanted to create an opportunity to celebrate what unites us,” said Karen Goldberg, chairperson for the event. “It’s a fun, exciting way to make an important statement and enjoy each other’s company, together as a community.”

Runners will be showered along the run with colored powder made of food-grade corn starch. Participants will begin wearing white t-shirts and at the finish lines will represent the colorful, vibrant nature of our diverse Greater Hartford community.

HHNE will also be collecting non-perishable food items to benefit Foodshare and the Anja Rosenberg Food Pantry, as well as toothpaste, soaps and shampoos to benefit local shelters.

To register or to learn more, go to: hhnecolorrun.eventbrite.com

HHNE is a four-year college preparatory Jewish high school serving students and families from across the Jewish denominational spectrum and from throughout Connecticut and Western Massachusetts. For more information or a tour of HHNE’s campus, please contact Batsheva Goldfischer at 860-231-0317 or visit www.hhne.org.

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