Arrowhead West, Inc. (AWI) is inviting everyone to join the fun at the second annual Monster Dash, 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run being held on Saturday, Oct. 19. The Dash will be benefiting the AWI Client Assistance Fund.

Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. on the day of the event. The 1 Mile Fun Walk will begin at 9:30 a.m. followed by the 5K Run (walkers welcome) at 10 a.m. An awards ceremony will be held immediately following the race at approximately 11 a.m. Medals will be given to the winners in each age category and overall winners. Special prizes for best costume and most creative team will be awarded.

Participants may pre-register at the Medicine Lodge AWI office at Jct. 281 and 160 or in Pratt at 10315 Bluestem Blvd. To have a registration form emailed, please call 620-933-2212. All entries that are received by Oct. 4th will receive a free event T-shirt for the participant.

All proceeds from the Monster Dash 2013 benefit the Arrowhead West, Inc. Client Assistance Fund. The Client Assistance Fund provides financial assistance to clients who need equipment, treatment, or supplies that they cannot afford. Some examples include: sensory items, dental examinations, clothing, food, Life Line service, basic home repairs, etc.

"All of us at Arrowhead West are excited about hosting this event in our community" says Andrea Polf, division manager at AWI. "It will be a great opportunity to have fun and help a great cause".

Arrowhead West, Inc. serves children and adults with developmental disabilities and has touched the lives of 1,048 clients in the past year. The mission of AWI is to support each person's needs, choices, and participation in the community.

For questions or to volunteer, contact Polf at (620) 933-2212.