RUN FOR INDEPENDENCE 2013
Second Annual 5K, Saturday, October 19
UK Commonwealth Stadium, 1540 University Drive, Lexington, KY 40502
Race Start Time 9:00 A.M.
Fostering Goodwill is hosting the second annual Run for Independence 5K to raise awareness for aging out
foster youth and the obstacles they have to overcome as they transition to being on their own. Statistics show
these youth are more likely to become homeless, incarcerated, face unemployment, lack health care, become
parents at an early age and lack education. These obstacles as well as the abuse, neglect and trauma they
experience make them one of the most vulnerable populations in our society.
Fostering Goodwill is challenging members of our community to support this event so that we can assist these
youth as they transition out of the state’s care and try to become independent and productive members of
society. All the proceeds made from the 5K will help these aging out youth with different costs as they go out
on their own. This includes moving expenses, security deposits for housing, assistance with utilities and other
costs. The funds will also be used for a Second Chance Scholarship for former foster youth who want to go
back to college and need assistance with delinquent accounts. Here are several ways you can get involved:
All runners should report to the tent on University Drive before the race. A map of the course can be found by
PARTICIPATE: The cost of the 5K is $20 for pre-registration, $15 for students with valid ID and $25 on race
day. Spread the word about the race to your family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, etc. so we can get as
many people to participate as possible. Here's how to register:
- (preferred) Download and complete the 5K registration form, and mail with payment to Fostering
Goodwill at PO Box 54561, Lexington, KY 40555. Checks should be made payable to Fostering
Goodwill, Inc. This choice enables Fostering Goodwill to keep and use the entire registration fee.
- Download and complete the 5K registration form, mail it to the address above (or scan it and send to
firstname.lastname@example.org) and pay via Paypal using the link below.
VOLUNTEER: We need many volunteers to help put on the race and make this event a success. For
volunteer opportunities, contact email@example.com.
SPONSOR: Click here to learn more about sponsorships.
DONATE: You can sponsor foster youth to participate in the race or you can make a general donation that will
go toward assisting these youth. You may make a direct donation to Fostering Goodwill by mailing a check
payable to Fostering Goodwill to PO Box 54561, Lexington, KY 40555 or by clicking on the PayPal link below.
(click on Donate to pay registration fee or make a donation)
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