The Guardian ad Litem Foundation of Tampa Bay is hosting the 2nd annual SuperHero 5K Run, Walk and Stroller Roll. Our mission is to provide advocacy and support for the 3,000 abused and neglected children in the Guardian ad Litem Program of Pinellas and Pasco Counties. Our goal is simple -- that every child has a volunteer Guardian ad Litem to help them navigate the turbulent waters of the dependency system. Guardian ad Litem volunteer child advocates are the voice of the child in court and the child’s best interest is their only interest. Guardian ad Litem volunteers help children both in and out of the courtroom to make sure their needs are met and they are often the only consistent adult in a child’s life. Tampa Bay’s foster children need more help than the system can provide-and you can help. Will you make a difference in the life of an abused or neglected child today? Runners will join us on Saturday, October 15, 2016, along the beautiful Safety Harbor Waterfront, to help raise awareness of the issues children in care face as well as to raise funds to provide resources for children in our local community, such as: • Basic needs like beds, clothing, uncovered medical expenses, tutoring and school supplies as well as extracurricular activities that allow kids to be kids. • Recruitment, training and retention materials for volunteer Guardians ad Litem who tirelessly give of themselves to advocate for children who have been removed from their homes by no fault of their own. There are over 1,300 children that currently do not have a Guardian ad Litem volunteer to safeguard them or advocate for their needs. Not everyone has the time or the heart to be a Guardian ad Litem volunteer but YOU can be a SUPERHERO in the life of a child just by donating to our upcoming race. 100% of your sponsorship will be used to further the mission of the Guardian ad Litem Foundation of Tampa Bay. Thank you in advance for your consideration. Your support helps us achieve our vision of a world where every child has a safe and permanent home with the opportunity to thrive. Together, we can make a difference in the life of a child.