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Another Pace for a Special Place

Thursday May 5, 2011

 

Another year, another walk, for the same important purpose.

For the second consecutive year, mobank sponsored a springtime stroll in Brookside that served to raise funds for a cause close to our hearts: The Children's Place, an organization dedicated to healing the youngest survivors of abuse, neglect and trauma.

About 175 people gathered Saturday April 9 for the second annual Pace for the Place, a three-mile walk along the scenic Trolley Track Trail near our Brookside branch at 7 W. 62nd Terrace. The event raised more than $10,000 for The Children's Place.

While the organization's work is serious, the event was decidedly festive and family-friendly. A live broadcast and entertainment by Radio Disney and a pancake breakfast catered by Chris Cakes and coffee from The Roasterie helped set the mood. The circular walk began and ended at the branch, directly across the street from the Brookside Market.

George Satterlee, chief administrative officer of mobank, serves on the board of directors of The Children's Place.

"Someone once said that the test of a community is how well they take care of their most vulnerable citizens. Children are at the top of that list, especially those that are survivors of abuse, neglect and trauma," Satterlee said. "We are so pleased to be able to support The Children's Place's mission by hosting the walk again and look forward to continuing that support over years to come."

Since 1978, The Children's Place has been committed to meeting the developmental and mental health needs of the very youngest survivors of abuse, neglect and other trauma. Within the Kansas City community and beyond, the agency's specialized expertise in working with traumatized young children has made The Children's Place a recognized leader in the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect. Find out more at www.tcpkc.org.

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