Everyday Heroes Lace-Up Their Running Shoes to Help Abused Children
Conroe, Texas – Few comic book Superheroes grew up in a typical family situation raised by their biological parents – Superman was adopted, Spiderman was raised by his aunt and uncle, and Batman grew up with his butler – yet they all went on to accomplish great things as adults. CASA Child Advocates of Montgomery County, a nonprofit organization that advocates for children who have experienced abuse or neglect, believes that all children deserve the chance to grow up happy and healthy, and they are calling on community “Superheroes” to help them accomplish their mission.
CASA Child Advocates of Montgomery County is hosting the 8th Annual CASA Superhero Run through W.G. Jones State Forest on Saturday, October 28, 2017. This year’s event will be held on The Woodlands Christian Academy’s campus and features 10K and 5K trail runs through W. G. Jones State Forest, as well as a 1K Fun Run. The event offers complimentary food and drinks for all participants, awards for top runners in the 5K and 10K, finisher medals for every race, and most importantly, lots of Superhero-themed fun for a fantastic cause.
When a child enters the foster care system because his or her home is no longer safe, a judge may appoint a committed volunteer to help them. That volunteer is called a Court Appointed Special Advocate© or CASA.
CASA Child Advocates of Montgomery County trains and supports volunteers to represent and advocate for a child’s best interest in the child protection system. CASA volunteers serve as the “eyes and ears” for the judge in child welfare cases. This includes researching each child’s situation and making objective recommendations to help them reclaim their childhoods from abuse and neglect. CASA volunteers are frequently the only stable presence in these children’s lives as they navigate the foster care system.
Last year in Montgomery County, 556 children were served by 236 CASA Advocates – 100% of children in need. It costs $1,500 to provide and advocate for a child for one year. All proceeds from the CASA Superhero Run benefit CASA Child Advocates of Montgomery County and support their mission of continuing to provide an Advocate for every abused child in need.
Whether you are a competitive runner, a casual walker, or just love the idea of supporting a wonderful cause, participating in the CASA Superhero Run allows you to show your support for abused and neglected children right here in Montgomery County. Every child needs a hero…abused children need SUPERHEROES.
Source: Allison Stephens, CASA Child Advocates of Montgomery County