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CCN Team Shines Today at Running 4 Clean Water

Our Creative Communication Network-sponsored team did a great job at today’s 5K race, Running for Clean Water, at O’Banion Middle School in Garland.

I want to thank all the contributors to this event from the First Friday Book Synopsis, who donated funds to support this cause, and allowed CCN to be a gold-level sponsor.  We contributed $1,158 to the event.

Pictured below are the runners.  From L-R, Juli Branson, Karl Krayer, Narcy Gonzalez, Carmen Coreas, Katherine Hernandez, and Elva Aldana. FYI – I did not run – I am a sponsor.



While I am grateful to all of our runners who participated, I am particularly proud of two of them.  Our part-time CCN facilitator and international consultant, Carmen Coreas, trained for, and ran the 5K in just over 40:00.  She is pictured crossing the finish line above.

And, one of our runners, Katherine Hernandez, was #1 in the age 18-29 female category of the CCNKatherineHernandezRacerace, finishing with a 25:19 time.



CCN Again Sponsors Charity 5K Race for Clean Water

At the First Friday Book Synopsis at the Park City Club this week, we are Running4CleanWaterLogo2017again sponsoring a great charity cause:  Running 4 Clean Water.
Creative Communication Network again is a sponsor of this race to build wells in Sierra Leone, Africa, where more than 9,000 people a day die due to lack of access to fresh water.  Last year, we donated over $1,900 to this cause.
The CCN running team brought home four medals, including three first-place finishes in their age category.
This is our charity focus for the April FFBS.   Donations will be solicited and accepted.  A donation card will be at each person’s place at your table. 
If you cannot attend the FFBS, and if you will agree to donate, please send an e-Mail to Karl J. Krayer at .
We are also interested in runners who will race under CCN sponsorship on April 29.  For information, send an e-Mail to Karl J. Krayer at .

Event Information:

Running 4 Clean Water
Saturday, April 29, 2017
5K Race – 8:30 a.m.    Fun 1K Race – afterwards
Awards Ceremony and Pancake Breakfast following the races
O’Banion Middle School – 700 Birchwood Drive, Garland, Texas 75043
Here is our award-winning CCN running team:

Ready for Running Again? Our April FFBS Charity

Running4CleanWaterLogo2017Again this year, Creative Communication Network is a major sponsor of a charitable endeavor, which is Running 4 Clean Water.  At the April First Friday Book Synopsis, we will solicit and accept tax-deductible contributions.

Last year, our event donated over $1,900 to the charity.  The proceeds from the race go directly to building wells in Sierra Leone, Africa, where over 9,000 people per day die because of the lack of clean water!

The actual 5K race is on Saturday, April 29, at O’Banion Middle School in Garland.  The school’s address is 700 Birchwood Drive, Garland, Texas 75043.  The race starts at 8:30 a.m.  That race is followed a fun 1K race.   We are looking for interested runners to be a part of the CCN team this year.  R4CW2016CCNTeam Pictured is our 2016 running team, along with Karl J. Krayer, President of CCN.  Four of the runners won medals for one of the fastest times in their respective divisions.

To get information about running in the race sponsored by CCN, or to make a tax-deductible donation as part of the CCN contribution, please contact us at:

CCN Team Runs Well at R4CW – 2016

Creative Communication Network is a gold-level sponsor for Running 4 Clean Water.  The 2016 5K race was held on Saturday, April 23 at O’Banion Middle School in Garland.

A big thank you to all of the donors from the First Friday Book Synopsis that made contributions to this event, which is to dig wells and provide sanitary water in Sierra Leone, Africa. More than 9,000 people a day die because they do not have access to clean water!

I am pictured below with our team, which won four medals in the various races.  Layne Faulkner (L) and Carey Perez (R) were first place finishers in their age categories.



L-R with their finishing times are Jennifer Milinksy (30:45) / Carey Perez (29:19) / Me / Janine Summers (30:36) / Tricia Lathen (30:17), and Layne Faulkner (27:37).  Carmen – we missed you – sorry you were ill.