Jewelers for Children Announces 2014 Rings of Strength Tour

If you’re headed to jewelry shows in Tucson and Las Vegas in 2014, you might want to pack an extra pair of running shoes.

After raising $40,000 during the inaugural Rings of Strength event in Las Vegas last June, Jewelers for Children announced two events for 2014.

The first event will be held during the new JCK Tucson show on Feb. 5, 2014, at the JW Marriott Starr Pass. JFC will also hold the Rings of Strength event on May 29, 2014, during the JCK Las Vegas show.

“Building on the tremendous success of our inaugural event, we’re very excited about the increased interest and potential to raise even more in 2014, said Rebecca Foerster, a JFC board member, in a statement. “There was such a sense of camaraderie among the participants and everyone was so excited about helping kids who really need it, we know the level of interest has grown exponentially and that the 2014 edition will be huge with two exciting events.”

Both events will include walking, running, and biking options for all interested participants.  In Tucson, participants will wind through the property of the Marriott Starr Pass, which has existing routes through its manicured grounds and nature trails. In Las Vegas, participants will once again be able to choose from a challenging 50K (31.07 miles) bicycle ride in the foothills of the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, or walk or run a 5K (3.1 miles) along the Vegas Strip. The event will begin at 6 a.m. in Tucson and at 5:30 a.m. in Las Vegas.

For more information or to sign up, visit ringsofstrength.org. All funds raised will benefit the Jewelers for Children charity partners.