Color the Quads Announces 2014 Charity Recipients

Mel Foster Co. Color the Quads is pleased to announce the charity recipients for the second annual Color the Quads race to be held on Saturday, May 31, 2014. In its inaugural year, Color the Quads donated proceeds to two local charities, and in 2014, three local charities will benefit from the race proceeds.

The 2014 charities are the Child Abuse Council, the local chapter of March of Dimes – Mississippi Valley Division and Rick’s House of Hope.

“The March of Dimes of the Mississippi Valley is thrilled to be selected as one of the charity’s of choice for the 2014 Color the Quads event. The proceeds will help advance our mission to ensure that all babies are born healthy in the Quad Cities and surrounding areas,” said Deena Bradford – Quad City Division Director.

Rondi Doyle, Director of Constituent Relations at The Child Abuse Council said, “We are delighted to be one of the charities selected to receive proceeds from the 2014 Color the Quads 5K Race. Race participants will know when registering that they are helping local children be raised in safe and nurturing homes.”

“We are deeply grateful to Mel Foster Co. and the Color the Quads for selecting us to be a part of this awesome new event. As a charity-partner, we are humbled by the support and exposure that will greatly benefit the grieving and traumatized children and families we are privileged to serve,” mentioned Emily Gordon, Program Director, Rick’s House of Hope.

Lynsey Engels, President of Mel Foster Co. Brokerage Division and Color the Quads Committee XXX, said, “We have a goal of raising $25,000 for each of the three charities in 2014.” Last year’s inaugural event benefited two local organizations, the YMCA Youth Solutions and Camp Abe Lincoln and the Children’s Therapy Center of the Quad Cities. The event raised $25,500 for each charity.

The 2014 Color the Quads 5K will take place on Saturday, May 31 near Cumberland Square at 2300 Spruce Hills Drive, Bettendorf, Iowa. Registration fees and sign up date will be announced before the end of this year. Stay tuned at for more information.


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