8th Annual CASA Superhero Run in Forsyth County
“Every child needs a hero, but abused children need superheroes.”
CASA of Forsyth County, Inc. announced today it will hold its 8th Annual CASA Superhero Run on February 20, 2016. The event will be held at the Fowler Park, located at the corner of Highway 9 and Castleberry Road in south Forsyth County. The Peachtree-qualifier course will spill out onto the Big Creek Greenway and is a flat, fast course, perfect for the serious runner, families and everyone in between.
Because the CASA program believes every child needs a hero, but abused children need Superheroes, this CASA Superhero Run will feature a Superhero theme. In addition to awards for top male and female runners, there will be a contest to recognize the best and most creative Superhero costumes. Participants are encouraged to wear their favorite Superhero costume but it is not mandatory to participate in the run/walk!
The CASA Superhero Run raises much-needed funding used to train volunteer child advocates who become the voice of an abused and/or neglected child in Juvenile Court deprivation proceedings. The primary goals at CASA of Forsyth County, Inc are to recruit, screen, train and supervise volunteers to advocate for the best interests of abused or neglected children and to ensure the quality of volunteer advocacy for the children we serve. Each year it costs approximately $1200 to serve one child through the CASA program and approximately $400 to train each volunteer advocate. In 2015, 86 CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) volunteers advocated for more than 238 children in Forsyth County.
“The relationship formed between a CASA volunteer and the child becomes a stable part of an otherwise chaotic life for a child in foster care,” said Janet Walden, Executive Director of CASA of Forsyth County, Inc. “So often DFCS case managers change, therapists change, schools change and placements change for the child. The CASA volunteer is the one face in the crowd that is constant during a child’s journey through the child welfare system.”
Entry fees for the CASA Superhero Run are $25 for individuals before February 7th/ $35 after February 7th. Fees for the 1K Fun Run are $10 each in advance/ $15 after February 7th. Participants may also sign up as teams with 5 or more runners.
For more information, to register or to find out how to sponsor this event, you can register by:
Clicking here or drop in to North Georgia Running Company, 5456 Bethelview Road in Cumming or visit the CASA website: www.forsythcountycasa.org or call CASA at 770.886.4082.