Join us on April 10-11, 2021 in running or walking the 5th Annual Champions For Children 5K, as a virtual race. This race is donating 100% of proceeds to Fauquier County’s foster children.
Register below and 100% of proceeds from your race will be donated to Champions for Children 5K to make a difference in the lives of foster children.
On the weekend of April 10-11, grab your running shoes and head out anytime, anywhere, even on a treadmill.
Post a photo on social media wearing your official race medal, using #ChampionsForChildren5K and #ChildAbusePreventionMonth.
The Fauquier County Department of Social Services, Family Services Unit, is hosting its’ 5th Annual Champions for Children 5K Run/Walk fundraiser and 2nd annual VIRTUAL race. This year’s event will be on the weekend of April 10-11, 2021, which coincides with National Child Abuse Prevention Month. The goal is to raise money for children in foster care and to raise awareness about abuse and neglect within Fauquier County.
The Department has been offering supportive services to county residents for nearly 7 decades. The Family Services Unit assists an average of 45 children each month with foster care services and hundreds of additional families through our foster care prevention services.
The Department received 197 valid reports of child abuse and neglect in July 2019-June 2020. While children’s basic needs are met during their foster care placement through local, state, and federal monies, countless expenses are not. These include graduation expenses, birthday and Christmas gifts, and extracurricular activities such as camp, music lessons, and sports, which afford them the same opportunities as their peers.
This year we are in considerable need of support for our children and teens. The pandemic has had a widespread and significant impact on those already marginalized in our community, which has created an even greater need. We are hoping you will want to join us for this race, and feel great – from both running or walking and from knowing you have helped make a difference in the lives of foster children in Fauquier County. Please sign up today!
-Gabrielle Lewis and Ylva Bauchspies
Fauquier Social Services Staff