A Great Cause, Louis Aguirre and Breakfast by Barton G

Inaugural “Run Over Hear” 5K at Crandon Park

There’s still time to register for the Barton G. Kids Hear Now Foundation’s first “Run Over Hear” 5K being held on Saturday, November 5, 7 a.m. at Key Biscayne’s Crandon Park. Hosting the event will be Louis Aguirre, popular host of WSVN CH 7’s “Deco Drive.

Prizes for top runners will be awarded by “Cooper,” the run’s designated orangutan mascot. Wholesome post-run athletic breakfasts, especially created by Barton G’s master chefs, will be served. Adults and runners for the “Kids K” (1K race for 12 & under) can register online at www.kidshearnow.org or by calling 305- 576-3006. Online registration is $25 for adults ($35 on race day) and $5 for the “Kids K” race. Sponsors include The Miami Seaquarium, Bill Ussery Motors, La Croix, Rayovac and SocialMiami.com.

Louis Aguirre with Gingy Beltran

“Run Over Hear” is the Foundation’s newest initiative spearheaded by the organization’s Advisory Board. Members include, Joe Abood and Matthew Anderson of Colliers International South Florida; Elliot Alexander, Micropower Battery Company; and Christopher A. Walters, Northern Trust Bank. The Foundation is chaired by events impresario/hotel/restaurateur Barton G. Weiss and philanthropist Jill Viner.

Proceeds from the run will be directed to helping hearing impaired children transition to a world of sound and life through the use of cochlear implant technology. Located in the University of Miami’s Ear Institute, the Barton G. Kids Hear Now Foundation Cochlear Implant Family Resource Center has since its opening in 2010 recruited a distinguished staff of the nation’s top speech, psychology and audiology experts who have seen over 100 patients. The Foundation has also become a first point of contact for babies born in South Florida who fail newborn screening tests, and has become a national leader in pre-and post-cochlear implant care for patients and their families.

“Run Over Hear” continues the Foundation’s unique program of inclusion which via its recent summer outreach, “Camp Kids Hear Now,” hosted 41 young people with cochlear implants from 12 states for a week’s stay at Camp Laurel in Readfield, Maine.

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