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Jerry Springer Named Honorary Chair of Cupid's Chase 5k

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Jerry Springer, Talk Show Host, Named Honorary Chair of National 5K Run Benefiting People with Disabilities

Published on 09.25.2012

Community Options (COI), a national nonprofit that has been developing homes and employment for people with developmental disabilities since 1989, is gearing up to host the 2013 Cupid’s Chase 5K Run on Saturday, February 9, 2013.

Cupid’s Chase is a national 5K Run that takes place in 23 cities, throughout 8 states, on the same day and at the same time. The Cupid’s Chase 5K Run is the largest, simultaneous 5K Run hosted by any charity in the United States. The run hosts over 10,000 people in this simultaneous event to raise funds that support COI’s mission.

The Cupid’s Chase 5K Run has been branded by Community Options as a national fundraiser and is held in major cities across the country including: New York City, Binghamton, Syracuse, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Nashville, Chattanooga, Cookeville, Columbia, Corpus Christi, San Antonio, Dallas, Austin, Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Las Cruces, Bowling Green, Princeton, Glen Rock, New Brunswick, Morristown and Seaside Heights.

The event has gained the support of legendary talk show host, Jerry Springer. Springer is also a disability advocate and has been appointed as the National Honorary Chair of the 2013 Cupid’s Chase 5K Run.

“I believe people with disabilities can live full and meaningful lives. Organizations like Community Options help the dreams of people with disabilities comes true,” says Springer.

“It is such a pleasure to support Community Options’ Cupid’s Chase 5K Run. The work the organization does to support people with disabilities and their families is tremendous and I am thrilled to be a part of it,” Springer added.

Robert Stack, Founder and President and Chief Executive Officer of Community Options is ecstatic about Springer supporting the organization’s headline charity event. “We are so grateful for Mr. Springer’s support of not only our national event, but the mission of our organization to develop housing and employment for people with disabilities,” said Stack.

To learn more about Community Options or to register for the Cupid’s Chase 5K Run, please visit You can also join Community Options on Facebook at