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Baltimore’s Casey Cares Has New Fundraising Idea

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BALTIMORE (WJZ) — There is a national organization here in Baltimore that is helping critically ill children and their families make their time away from the hospital more pleasant.

Mike Schuh has more on its latest idea to raise money to help.

You may know Casey Baynes, or at least know of her. She’s the dynamo who helps kids and their families while they’re fighting to get well.

“So many times our families get ready in the morning to go to the hospital,” said Casey Baynes.

She talked the Ravens into events at the Castle, sends families off on airplanes for a trip of their dreams and is changing lives one memory and one good day at a time.

“Time and time again, they say `Thanks for the break,'” said Baynes.

Which brings us here to Camden Yards.

“We’re thrilled to be at Camden Yards on August 2 for our 5th Annual Casey Cares 5K run and one mile walk,” said Baynes.

And what about number 21, Nick Markakis?

“Nick and his wife, Christina Markakis, are our ambassadors and everybody who runs will be able to finish on the field,” said Baynes.

The $35 registration fee all goes to Casey Cares and of course part of the draw is Nick.

“What you’re doing is having an experience of a lifetime while helping a critically ill child,” said Baynes. “No security guards will be chasing you.”

That race is Saturday morning. Walk-up registrations are welcome. The goal is 2,100 runners in honor of Markakis’ jersey number, 21.

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