A 5K Fun Run/Walk will be held Saturday, Sept. 29 at the Lehigh Canal Park, Weissport, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is sponsored by Country Inn and Suites, 1619 Interchange Road, Lehighton. The event is a benefit for Walk the Walk, World Childhood Foundation.
Preregister by calling (610) 378-5066 by Sept. 22. Walkers gather pledges and receive water bottles and snacks along the trail and after the walk is completed.
The Childhood USA foundation primary focus is to raise awareness of children at risk for abuse and exploitation, and to create an environment away from harm and neglect. The goal is to protect children from ongoing abuse by emphasizing prevention efforts to reduce the risk of future abuse; provide intervention strategies to stop ongoing abuse; and, promote education opportunities to teach methods and skills to promote a life free from abuse.