Walk, Run Will Support Child Adoptions In Brevard
By Space Coast Daily // November 15, 2013
Run for Love 5K set for Nov. 17
Date: Saturday, November 16, 2013
Time: Run for Love 5K begins at 7:30 a.m. – Walk for Love begins at 9:00 a.m.
Location: Church at Viera – 900 N. Wickham Rd., Viera
BREVARD COUNTY • VIERA, FLORIDA – In an effort to raise awareness of the many children in Brevard County available for adoption and in recognition of National Adoption Month, Brevard Family Partnership, in partnership with the Church at Viera, will host its seventh annual “Walk for Love” and inaugural Run for Love 5K, managed by the Running Zone, on Saturday, November 17.
The run and walk will begin and end at the Church at Viera.
Over 500 runners, adoptive families, residents from throughout Brevard, business and community leaders, Brevard Family Partnership staff, and child and family service providers are expected to participate.
Registration is required for the run and entry fees are $25 for adults, $22 for students and $20 for children under 12.
AWARDS CEREMONY FOLLOWING THE RACE
An awards ceremony immediately following the race will acknowledge top male and female participants in several categories.
The public is invited to participate in the Walk for Love at no charge. Advance registration is required. Donations to support programs for adoptive families in Brevard are welcome. Lunch will be provided for all participants upon completion.
This family-friendly event will feature children’s activities, including an obstacle course, snow cones, and face painting. Local adoption service providers will also be on hand to answer questions and provide information about becoming a “forever family” to children available for adoption.
Since 2005, Brevard Family Partnership has helped place over 540 children in “forever homes” with loving families; from July 2011 through June 2012 – the agency’s last fiscal year – BFP placed 71 children. Each year, according to the Administration for Children and Families, more than 129,000 children are available for adoption throughout the U.S.