Annual Walk of Hope Returns to Benefit Shade Tree on April 26

7TH Annual 5K walk to support the women, children, and their pets facing domestic violence, critical issues

The seventh annual Walk of Hope will return to Las Vegas on Saturday, April 26, at the new Craig Ranch Regional Park.LAS VEGAS – The seventh annual Walk of Hope will return to Las Vegas on Saturday, April 26, at the new Craig Ranch Regional Park. The event will benefit The Shade Tree, Southern Nevada’s only 24-hour shelter designed specifically to meet the needs of women, children and their pets.

The Walk of Hope, sponsored by Walgreen’s and Clear Channel Media + Entertainment (My 93.1, Sunny 106.5 and 95.5 The Bull), is more than just a walk. It is a declaration that together, we can end domestic violence.

Participation in the Walk of Hope helps to save and change the lives of women, children, and their pets who have experienced domestic violence. All proceeds raised from the event help provide safe shelter, support, counseling and more services to victims and their children. This effort is made possible by the support and dedication of individuals, organizations, and businesses.

The 5k walk will be on Saturday, April 26, at the new Craig Ranch Regional Park, located at 628 W Craig Rd, North Las Vegas. Registration begins at 7 a.m. and the walk will officially kick off at 8:30 a.m. This family/pet-friendly event includes music, food, family activities, and a 3.1-mile scenic walk route through the recently opened Craig Ranch Regional Park.

Pre-registration is now available online at http://www.theshadetree.org/walkofhope_2014.html. Registration fees are $25/person, 12 years and older, and under age 12 is $12/person.  You can also register by calling DeAndre Esteen at (702) 385-0072, ext. 104.  Registration will also be available the day of the race. Please make checks payable to The Shade Tree, c/o Walk of Hope, 1 West Owens, North Las Vegas, NV 89030. All proceeds will go to benefit the women, children and their pets who call Shade Tree their home.

For questions about the Walk of Hope, please contact DeAndre Esteen at (702) 385-0072, ext. 104

About The Shade Tree

For 25 years The Shade Tree, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, has been dedicated to improving the lives of women, children and their pets affected by domestic violence and crisis in the Las Vegas valley. As the only organization with an animal shelter on campus, named Noah’s Animal House, The Shade Tree brings families together with their pets and connects them with assistance and services. The Shade Tree is the largest shelter of its kind in Nevada and is the only 24-hour accessible shelter designed specifically to meet the needs of women and children in Southern Nevada. With 364 permanent beds, The Shade Tree provides over 6,000 women and children safe shelter each year. To remove any barrier that might prevent a woman from accessing necessary services for her and her children, 100% of services are provided completely free of charge, regardless of the length of stay. To learn more about how you can support The Shade Tree, please call (702) 385-0072 or visit www.theshadetree.org.  For the latest news and events on The Shade Tree follow them at https://www.facebook.com/TheShadeTreeLV or Twitter @ShadeTreeVEGAS.