“I Am for the Child” 5k Family Fun Run and Walk Set For April 11

CASAOn Saturday, April 11, Get Fit! Tullahoma and CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) will host the inaugural “I Am for the Child” 5k Family Fun Run and Walk. The event will be held at Frazier McEwen Park at 8 am. Your participation helps to Lift Up a Child’s Voice by donating to CASA. CASA’s mission is to support and promote volunteer advocacy so that every abused and neglected child can be safe, establish permanence and have the opportunity to thrive.
“Volunteer advocates—empowered directly by the courts—offer judges the critical information they need to ensure that each child’s rights and needs are being attended to while in foster care,” said Executive Director of CASA, Wanda Strayhorn. “Volunteers stay with children until they are placed in loving permanent homes. For many abused children, a CASA volunteer is the only constant adult presence in their lives.”
The cost for the event is $25 ($35 after March 27, so register now). Registration is currently ongoing at http://www.active.com , http://www.tullahomatn.gov/get-fit or call 455-7426 and also the day of the race starting at 7:00 am. T-shirts are first come first serve the day of the race.
CASA works for abused and neglected children in the Juvenile Courts of Bedford, Coffee and Franklin Counties to ensure that every child has the right to the safe embrace of a loving family. CASA Works recruits, trains and supervises volunteers to advocate for abused children in Juvenile Court. All proceeds will benefit CASA Works, Inc.
To learn more about CASA, visit casaforthechildren.org.