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'A Most Excellent Race' to benefit Camp Cheerful to be held in Cleveland Heights

Race at Beaumont School in CLE Heights on June 25
Posted at 10:42 PM, Jun 23, 2017

It's called "A Most Excellent Race," and for 27 years it's been a critical fundraiser for Camp Cheerful in Strongsville, allowing the camp to help hundreds of children, teens and adults with disabilities.

The race will once again be held at Beaumont School in Cleveland Heights, and will include a 10K and a 5K run/walk.

Camp Cheerful, now in its 70th year, is managed by the Achievement Centers for Children.

The camp provides a wide variety of counseling, academic and physical fitness programs for nearly 100 participants every year.

Ettore Caretto of Shaker Heights told News 5 the Camp Cheerful curriculum has been amazing in helping his 11-year-old son Enzo, who suffers from autism.

"For a child who has special needs, I can't tell you what a difference it's made," said Carreto.

"He's a happier child, he looks forward to this program every year."

Those who want to participate in in the race can walk-up and register starting at 7:30 AM, with the race starting at 9 AM.

Complete race information can be found on the Achievement Centers for Children website.