Running for a Reason: The Child Advocacy Center of Anderson County
January 10, 2012 Leave a comment
http://a2a.lockerz.com/menu/sm8.html#type=page&event=load&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwiserunning.com%2Fwp-admin%2Fpost-new.php&referrer=I have been looking for a way to make my running count. Yes, it is good for my health. Sometimes it is even a boost for my ego. The question that I had was how to make it count for something much bigger than myself. Something that really matters.
I have seen several of my running friends run specific races for national and international charities. I have seen others in an ongoing effort to raise funds for a well-known charity. The charity that I had in mind to support is not a huge one. As a smaller charity, it gains less attention and less support than the charities you typically think about. It serves children in one county in Tennessee.
I am now running & racing to raise awareness and needed funds for the Child Advocacy Center of Anderson County. http://www.childadvocacycenter.net/
Why do I support such a small charity?
Because it has such a huge impact on the children that it serves. Specifically, the Child Advocacy Center of Anderson County assists children who have been victims or witnesses to physical abuse, or sexual abuse, or other crimes. They do this by providing an environment that is safe, private and confidential, as well as child centered and family friendly where children feel welcome and at ease to tell their story. Their services are designed to promote healing and recovery.
I have personally toured the facilities, donated funds, and helped build a fence around the back yard so there would be a safe place for the kids to play. I believe in what they do for kids.
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Thank you & Happy Running!