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Kansas City Foot Specialists are proud to announce the 2014 Easter Egg 5k

The Easter Egg 5k and Lil’ Bunny Fun Run will take place at Southcreek Office Park, Overland Park, KS on April 19th, 2014 with the main event starting at 8:00am. To register for the 5K or Lil’ Bunny Fun Run, visit www.easteregg5k.com. Your registration fee will include a t-shirt, post-race refreshments, and lots of family fun! If you aren’t ready to run or walk in the race, consider volunteering. For information on volunteer opportunities, email joann@kcrunningcompany.com. Your registration will help support Marillac and area youth.

Marillac is an important non-profit organization in Overland Park, Kansas, and provides psychiatric care to children and adolescents, including treatment for developmental disorders, emotional or behavior problems, and other issues. The Easter Egg 5K is a fun way for Kansas City Foot Specialists and the community to provide much needed funding for this important organization.

Marillac was founded in 1897 and provides a full-spectrum of care, including a psychiatric hospital, residential treatment programs, a Discovery Social Skills Program, outpatient services, substance abuse counseling, and a therapeutic day school. The goal of the program is to help and treat children and young people from start to finish no matter how severe their problems may be. The overall goal is to help these young patients through highly individualized and specialized treatment with the ultimate goal of returning the child to his or her home.

The staff and facilities at Marillac provide multiple levels of care to meet the needs of children and adolescents, including a continuum of care for young people as they continue to develop and mature. Depending on the needs of the child or adolescent, care is available 24-hours per day, seven days a week, throughout the entire year. Marillac is associated with The University of Kansas School of Medicine and is accredited with the Joint Commission. The Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services licenses Marillac’s substance abuse programs, and the Therapeutic Day School is approved by the Missouri Department of Education.

If you are thinking about running the Marillac Easter Egg 5k, make an appointment with the podiatrists at Kansas City Foot Specialists before the race to ensure that your feet and ankles are ready for the race. Be sure to bring your running shoes to the appointment so they can be examined to ensure proper fit. Call us today at 913-338-4440. We look forward to seeing you soon!