Twelve-thousand runners. That’s how many participants the 2013 Waddell & Reed Kansas City Marathon with Ivy Funds is expecting this year. To serve the masses, the race directors are in need of 1,800 volunteers, which brings us to this important message — we need your help.

The Call – Kansas City has signed up to provide more than 40 helpers for this year’s races, which is scheduled for Oct. 19. Not much time, we know. But we are confident that we can fulfill this quota and be a service to not only our city, but more importantly, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society — this year’s charity benefactor.

The LLS is the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer and funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world while providing free information and support services.

So, contact us as soon as possible if you can help — The jobs range from course monitors to aid stations and we have numerous shifts throughout that Saturday morning that need filling.

Come help us help others and get involved today.