The UKC 10K

P.O box 7
Lakeland, FL 33803

Running > 10k

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What? In honor of our 10,000th ukulele donation in 2021, we are launching our first event UKC 10K Virtual Fundraising Run! Join us with your friends and family and run kilometers that care.

How? Run by yourself or create a team to challenge your friends, family, and coworkers to run and raise funds for our mission! Encourage your friends and family to donate to your or your team's race to support the gift of music for medically fragile kids around the world. You can choose to run, walk, swim, skate, bike, skip (the mode of transportation is up to you) the 1K, 5K or the full 10K. All we care about is that you get out there! ***The first 50 participants to register will be entered to win a FIT BIT VERSA 3***

Why? All funds raised will support our mission of transforming lives through music--donating ukuleles to medically fragile children through pediatric music therapists, supporting the field of music therapy through the Jared Bergman Fellowship, and supporting children after they leave the hospital through the new UKC At Home program.

MATCHING DONOR: *Thanks to our generous presenting sponsors, The Symbiosis Foundation, every dollar raised will be MATCHED up to USD$15,000! So if we raise $15,000 and they donate an additional $15,000!*

Follow us on social media to run along with our President Stephanie Epstein or train with our CEO and be ready to run 10K in October on Instagram: @TheUkuleleKidsClub

About the Ukulele Kids Club-

The Ukulele Kids Club is a 501c(3) non-profit that was founded in 2013 by Corey and Edda Bergman. 

-UKC Mission: We harness the power of music to improve the well-being of children and families around the world. Through ukuleles and music therapy, we give the gift of music for life.

-The UKC supports music therapy programs in more than 200 hospitals in the U.S. and internationally. 

-The UKC supports programs in several countries outside the U.S.: Canada, Dominican Republic, France, Mexico, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom

-In August 2018, the UKC announced its first fellowship program, the Jared Bergman Fellowship in Music Therapy, providing funding for a music therapy fellow, to be implemented at Riley Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis, Ind.

About UKC At Home:

UKC At Home is a new program that will be launched in 2021 to help continue the journey of music and wellness after children are home. UKC At Home provides online ukulele resources; ukulele lessons on demand by Uketropolis; the UKC Academy, a series of online Zoom classes; and virtual music therapy groups through Berklee College of Music. The funds raised here will help us launch and sustain this new initiative all year round.

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