Left to right: Ketsia Jean, Dr. Calderon-Randazzo and Brian Douglas


Staff Report

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Nine-year-old Ketsia Jean is not letting a prosthetic leg slow her down. On Saturday, January 13, 2018, she will lead the 6th Annual 5K 4 Kids Race as captain for the Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center (CDTC) team.

The Saint Anthony Knights of Columbus are hosting the family-friendly race to raise funds to benefit children with special needs from CDTC and provide scholarship opportunities for the Saint Anthony Foundation for Education (SAFE).

Registration begins at 6:30 a.m. and the race at 7:30 a.m. at the Saint Anthony Catholic Church and School, 901 NE 2 Street in Fort Lauderdale.

Jean has participated in the race for the past three years. She, along with more than 350 runners and walkers of all experience levels, are expected to go through Fort Lauderdale’s historic Victoria Park neighborhood.

The pre-registration fee for adults is $35 and $40 on the day-of. For students ages 17 and under, pre-registration at $30 and $35 on the day-of. To sign up, visit https://5k4kids.org/race-registration/ The Saint Anthony Knights of Columbus began the 5K 4 Kids Race as a way to help support the needy children of Broward County.

Sponsors of the event include: Beehive Kitchen, Resolve Marine, Conrad & Scherer, Broward Health and Wells Fargo Advisors.

“Words cannot express how grateful we are for the wonderful and caring members of Saint Anthony’s Knights of Columbus. The entire parish has been so generous to the center and our families. We are truly honored to be a beneficiary of the 5K 4 Kids again,” said Ana Calderon-Randazzo, Ph.D., Executive Director of Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center.

For more information, visit ChildrensDiagnostic.org.