Following the very successful, inaugural Rings of Strength event in Las Vegas in June 2013, Jewelers for Children announced two editions for 2014. The first is to be held February 5 at the JW Marriott Starr Pass in Tucson, AZ. The event will take place during the new JCK Tucson Show. JFC will once again hold the Rings of Strength event in Las Vegas, during the JCK Las Vegas Show, on Thursday, May 29, 2014.
Both events will include walking, running and biking options for all interested participants. In Tucson, participants will wind through the property of the Marriott Starr Pass which has existing routes through their manicured grounds and nature trails. In Las Vegas, participants will once again be able to choose from a challenging 50K bicycle ride in the foothills of the Red Rock Canyon Conservation Area, or walk or run a 5K along the always interesting Vegas Strip.
Bikers can bring their own cycles or rent one. In Tucson, the Marriott has bike rentals available and in Las Vegas, McGhies Ski, Bike and Board will once again provide rental options.
In Tucson, the event will begin at 6:00 a.m. and in Las Vegas, the event will begin at 5:30 a.m. Both events are designed so that participants can enjoy the challenge of participating and still have time to get to the shows at the beginning of the work day.
Participants can visit www.ringsofstrength.org to sign up. During sign-up you create your own unique fundraising page and URL, which can be forwarded to all of your friends and acquaintances to encourage them to sponsor your participation. All funds raised will benefit the Jewelers for Children charity partners.
Sponsorship opportunities are still available for the Vegas event and full sponsorship packets are also available at www.ringsofstrength.org, or by contacting JFC. Sign up on your own, grab a friend, or even organize a team from your company to participate!
“Building on the tremendous success of our inaugural event, we’re very excited about the increased interest and potential to raise even more in 2014,” said Rebecca Foerster, a JFC board member who developed the concept. “There was such a sense of camaraderie among the participants and everyone was so excited about helping kids who really need it, we know the level of interest has grown exponentially and that the 2014 edition will be huge with two exciting events.”
Jewelers for Children was founded in 1999 by the U.S. jewelry industry with the mission of helping children in need. Since its inception, JFC has donated nearly $43 million to programs benefiting children whose lives have been affected by illness, abuse or neglect through charity partners St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Make-A-Wish® America, and the National CASA Association. JFC also provides support to Make-A-Wish® International, and the Santa-America Fund. This nationwide success is due to the continuing generosity of jewelry trade organizations, jewelry and watch manufacturing companies, jewelry retail stores, individual jewelry professionals and jewelry consumers.