Angels for Anna is pleased to announce that “Anna’s Birthday Bash Dash – A Walk and Roll Adventure” will be held on May 18, 2013 @6:15pm at the Washington Township Recreation Center (This event is not sponsored by Washington Township -have to include that line to keep the Township happy!). This is an event for Athletes of ALL Abilities. Participants who might need a little extra help can have a Buddy assigned to help them out (In the same manner that Anna was able to play on her soccer team). One of our goals is to have the last athlete finish to the same (or greater) applause as the first. The race does not always go to the fastest but to the one who keeps on going! Following the Dash portion, the Bash will begin. This will be a celebration of all athletes participating in the event. Participants will receive a slice of pizza and a cupcake (Thank you KD Cakes!). For those of you who might want something a little more substantial there will be additional food items for purchase from vendors (We are currently are working with local restaurants and Food Trucks to be available – some of the menus look fantastic). The main gym of the recreation center is where the Bash will occur. There will be a photo booth for all participants to have some pictures taken (A nice time to get some funny family shots or to get the Christmas card picture early!) – – all individuals in the picture will get a copy and one will be placed in a book so you can autograph one for us! There will be a Massage Therapist on hand to provide chair massages. For those of you who have not yet made a “Helping Hand” we will have a table where you can “Give us a Hand” (I never promised there wound be good puns) for Angels for Anna. Awards will be provided for the standard age group winners and all participants who have identified themselves as a special needs athlete will receive a medal. The awards are all hand made (By Angels for Anna volunteers) ceramic medals (So they are a bit different than the standard medal awarded at most races). Additional awards will be given out at the bash and may include best costume (Anna liked anything that lights up, glows or has balloons), best dance moves, etc.. A DJ will be providing the music and lights (avoiding strobes due to a potential increase in seizures in some individuals) and other volunteers will be face painting and providing entertainment. Entry forms are available at keysports.net and their online sign up should be live in a day or so. Will add more info as it becomes available!