Foster care fund run scheduled

| September 9, 2013

COSHOCTON – A 5K Run/Walk to raise money to provide support to former foster children will be held on Saturday, Sept. 21, at Lake Park in Coshocton.

The purpose of the event is to raise awareness and funds to provide ancillary support to former foster children who pursue post-secondary education. These funds would be used for supportive services, such as gas cards, to provide the students with the means to travel back to their biological or former foster families for holidays and other special events.

Typically, grants are available for tuition, books and housing expenses for former foster children, but supplementary funding is either limited or totally non-existent.

Pre-registration is $20 and will be available through Friday, Sept. 20. Entry forms are available at JFS or Kids America. The first 100 registrants will receive a free T-Shirt.

Registration will be $25 the day of the event. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the race will start at 9 a.m. Medals will be given for first, second and third place winners in various age groups by gender.

For information, contact Jen Fry at 295-7555 or [email protected].

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