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Play ‘Pokémon Go,’ help protect children from abuse at Bellingham 5K

“Pokémon Go” uses players’ locations and landmarks, and superimposes the virtual characters so the players search for them in the real world.
“Pokémon Go” uses players’ locations and landmarks, and superimposes the virtual characters so the players search for them in the real world. AP

Play “Pokémon Go” for a good cause Saturday, July 23, at Maritime Heritage Park at 500 W. Holly St.

The “Pokémon 5K Hatch-a-Thon” will raise money for Brigid Collins Family Support Center, which works to end child abuse in Whatcom and Skagit counties.

The event starts at 11 a.m. Participants will walk on sidewalks over 3.1 miles to “hatch” their 5K egg while competing to take over gyms on the route.

The route can accommodate strollers, children, wheelchairs and dogs.

Entry fee is a suggested donation of $5 per person.

Information on the event is available on the Bellingham Pokémon 5K Hatch-a-Thon page on Facebook.

Register at the event by scrolling down the Facebook page for the link, or online at https://is.gd/bD1GCJ.

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