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Weekend run to help children in foster care

Posted: 10:35 AM, Dec 03, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-03 14:29:14-05

Everyone is invited to lace up their running shoes and head to the park this Saturday to help foster kids in Nueces County.

Runners of all ages will be taking part in the inaugural Nueces County Child Welfare Run at West Guth Park (9727 Up River Road).

The 1K, 5K and 10K run will begin at 8 a.m., with awards given to Overall Male and Female in 5K & 10K, and the Top 3 in each division: 10 & under, 11-15, 16-20, 21-35, 36-59, 60+ for both 5K & 10K.

To register online, visit www.vfitproductions.com .

For over 15 years, the Nueces County Child Welfare Foundation — a 501(c) (3) organization — has supported and advocated for Nueces County children in foster care.  They work to provide services, financial support, and networking tools for children in the care of the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS). 

Additionally, NCCWF strives to educate and raise awareness on topics of Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention.

The Nueces County Child Welfare Foundation Run will not only raise funds which will be used to continue to provide for foster children, it will also serve as a great networking tool for all involved with fostering or adoption. 

Currently, there are approximately 5,000 cases of abuse and neglect investigated in Nueces County each year. There are over 400 Nueces County children in the care of DFPS, with most still seeking their forever home. 

For additional information, visit www.facebook.com/nccwf or contact Jennifer through email at kremer050@hotmail.com or by phone at (210) 818-1819.