Champions For Children Virtual 5k
Join us on April 11-12, 2020 in running or walking the 4th Annual Champions For Children 5K, now as a virtual race. This race is donating 100% of proceeds to Fauquier County’s foster children.
1. Register below and you will receive our race medal in the mail. 100% of proceeds from your race will be donated to Champions for Children 5K to make a difference in the lives of foster children.
2. On the weekend of April 11-12, grab your running shoes and head out anytime, anywhere, even on a treadmill.
3. Post a photo on social media wearing your official race medal, using #ChampionsForChildren5K and #ChildAbusePreventionMonth.
Run or walk the 5k any where, even on the treadmill!
The race is benefitting the Fauquier County Department of Social Services, Family Services Unit.
The Fauquier County Department of Social Services, Family Services Unit, will be hosting its’ 4th Annual Champions For Children 5K Run/Walk fundraiser. This year’s event will be a VIRTUAL Race, held in April, which coincides with 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. There are a growing number of abuse and neglect cases with a large number related to the rising opioid/heroin epidemic in the county and across the country. The Department received 255 valid reports of child abuse and neglect in July 2018-June 2019. With 33 investigated reports, 32% were confirmed cases of abuse and neglect. 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 (yearbook, cap and gown, and class rings), birthday and Christmas gifts, and extracurricular activities such as camp, music lessons, and sports, which afford them the same opportunities as their peers.