On any given day in Florida, thousands of teenagers in the foster care system and others living in high-risk environments are trying to find their way in life without parents or family to help or guide them. Most have suffered some form of trauma that over time, can erode their emotional, physical and spiritual health. Eventually, their well-being is shattered along with any hope of living a healthy, happy, or successful life .
When this happens, they become high-risk targets for negative outcomes because they’re vulnerable. They can get lured into sex trafficking and gangs or resort to a life on the streets and sleep in laundry rooms, under bridges and abandoned buildings. Most will self-medicate with drugs and alcohol, or cause harm to themselves or others to escape the pain of their reality. It's tragic. They didn't choose their life's path, they were victimized and left to survive on their own. These kids are valued human beings. They need love, healing, guidance, and skills. They need a second chance.
BiG Children's Foundation has a heart to prevent these outcomes and change their life trajectory. We provide teens with mentoring and support to help them heal, programming that addresses their health and wellness, and education, skills and resources to help them lead healthy, happy, productive lives. We’re on a mission to change their life trajectory.
Our annual BiG Cardio Event in May is an important part of what we do because it provides a platform to raise awareness and revenue to fund our programs so we can continue reshaping futures. So when you donate to our BiG Cardio Event, you’ll be a BiG part of the solution!
Please give generously. Thank you!