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New event announced to raise money for CMN


A new event to raise money for Children's Miracle Network is designed to pick up where the Wisconsin Rapids balloon rally left off.  Element Mobile and CMN are teaming up for a new event called Colors for Kids.

CMN Director Patti Shafto-Carlson: "The primary focus is going to be a family-run type event and it's going to involve a lot of color."

The event is tentatively scheduled for August 25th at the Grand Rapids Lions Club.

The balloon rally started in 2001 and ran for 11 years, raising more than $180,000. That event was recently discontinued.

In a press release, Jackie Shea, public relations manager for Element Mobile, said the company recognized how important the rally was for the community and Children's Miracle Network and was happy to be part of a part of creating a new event.

"We are sad to see the balloon rally tradition come to an end but we are very excited to reveal the new event," Patti Shafto-Carlson, director of development for Children's Miracle Network said. "I won't give away too much information but there will be no shortage of colorful fun at this event."

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