May 4 Run for the Children Stays the Course for Runners and Child Advocates

| From
Run for the Children

FAIRFAX, Va., March 21, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Preparations are underway for the third annual Run for the Children, hosted by Fairfax Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). Made possible through a generous partnership grant from the Verizon Foundation and other local corporations, the run takes place on May 4 in historic Fairfax City.

The race, which has received high marks from runners in past years, promises to deliver an even more pleasant running experience this year. The USATF-certified course has been shortened from a 10K to an 8K, eliminating the extreme hills of the last leg. The family-friendly 3K course remains unchanged.

Also new this year: an EventShare photo booth, which allows participants to instantly print or email photos to friends and family. In addition to t-shirts and other giveaways, participants will also enjoy a live DJ for entertainment and plenty of pre- and post-race refreshments; including donations from Jason's Deli, Hard Times Cafe and Coyote Grill.

In keeping with tradition, the race will start from the Fairfax County court house complex in a symbolic nod to the CASA volunteers who advocate for abused and neglected children under the court's protection.

Registration is available online at .

"We are thrilled with the level of excitement surrounding our annual event," says Lisa Banks, Fairfax CASA Executive Director. "Our registration numbers are growing daily and we have received generous support from community businesses, including: Deloitte; JBG Rosenfeld; Novus Residences and Cafritz Interests; Visnic Homes; SRA International, Inc.; JMB Design Center, LLC; Raytheon Trusted Computer Solutions; TopSure Investments, Inc.; CJM Wealth Advisers, Ltd.; John Marshall Bank; Keller Williams Realty - Cecilia Hayes, REALTOR; Sensei Enterprises, Inc.; Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP; Shirley Contracting Company; the Law Office of Kyle E. Skopic; numerous individuals, and our signature sponsor, Verizon.

"Most important, the Run for the Children brings visibility to the work of over 190 CASA volunteers who advocate year-round for the rights of abused and neglected children to live in safe, permanent, and loving homes."

Doug Brammer, Verizon manager of government relations, says, "Verizon's philanthropic and technological resources are providing powerful answers to serious societal problems in health care, including domestic violence prevention and education. We're proud to support Fairfax CASA in the fulfillment of its mission to advocate for the best interests of each abused and neglected child through the promotion and support of quality volunteer representation."

About Fairfax CASA:

In Fairfax County, a child enters the court system once every 38 hours. These children need caring, dedicated adults to help ensure that they do not fall through the cracks of the child protection system. Fairfax CASA recruits and trains citizen volunteers to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children who are under the court's protection in Fairfax County. The juvenile court relies heavily on the CASA volunteer's work and requests that Fairfax CASA assign a volunteer to every case of abuse and neglect before the Court.

To learn more, visit .

* PHOTO CAPTION: Children's Medal Ceremony in front of the Fairfax County Courthouse during the 2012 Run for the Children - April 28, 2012. Credit: Beth Megel (

News Source:

For more information regarding this press release, please visit:
Like, Share, Save this press release:
  TWEET   SHARE   G+   PIN IT   STUMBLE   LinkedIn   Instapaper   Buffer

Shortlink to this press release:
The content of the above press release was provided by the “news source” (Fairfax Court Appointed Special Advocates Inc.) or authorized agency, who is solely responsible for its accuracy. Send2Press® is the originating wire service for this story and content is Copr. © 2013 Fairfax Court Appointed Special Advocates Inc. with newswire version Copr. © 2013 Send2Press (a service of Neotrope). All trademarks acknowledged.

Rights granted for reproduction by any legitimate news organization. However, if news is cloned/scraped verbatim, then original attribution must be maintained with link back to this page as “original syndication source.” Resale of this content for commercial purposes is prohibited without a license. Reproduction on any site selling a competitive service is also prohibited. Information is believed accurate, as provided by news source or authorized agency, however is not guaranteed, and you assume all risk for use of any information found herein/hereupon. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License.
STORY READS for this single page only, as of Oct 27 2016:
[ count retired 8.4.16 ]

back to top
REFERENCES: Run for the Children, Fairfax CASA, Fairfax Court Appointed Special Advocates, Run for the Children, Fairfax CASA, 8k, child advocates, abused and neglected children, race, running, 3k course, volunteers, domestic violence prevention, Verizon, Lisa Banks, news, press release from Fairfax Court Appointed Special Advocates Inc., Mar 21, 2013, NonProfit and Charities, Events, Legal and Law, Fairfax, Virginia, May 4 Run for the Children Stays the Course for Runners and Child Advocates