BENEFITING: CASA by the Lakes
EVENT DATE: Apr 12, 2014
CASA by the Lakes has been providing advocacy services to abused and neglected children in Calloway and Marshall Counties for 15 years! During that time over 800 local children have been served and numbers have continued to rise. CASA saw an increase of 20.6% in 2013 alone! These services come with a price – as CASA receives no direct federal, state, or local government funding and relies on grants and donations in order to remain in operation.
This is where you can help! In honor of CASA’s 15th birthday, CASA’s Director has challenged the Board of Directors and the community to raise $15,000!
That sounds pretty basic, right? Well, this challenge is about more than just the money – it’s about doing something to let the 117 kids served by CASA last year and all other children in our community know we see them and we hear them and we will do everything in our power to ensure their futures are bright! So, we wanted to do something BIG… and what’s bigger than tackling a Half Marathon? Well… the logical answer is a full marathon or a triathlon but those events don’t run through the heart of our community. So here we are – a group of citizens taking the CASA Challenge to heart, stepping out on a limb, and running for a cause! Our runners have been training hard for months and will run for CASA in the Murray Half Marathon on April 12th.
Help us raise $15,000 before they hit the finish line!
All funds raised here will go directly to CASA by the Lakes.
CASA by the Lakes is a 501(c)3, non-profit organization that recruits, trains, and supports quality volunteers whose mission is to advocate for the timely and safe placement of abused and neglected children, speaking for the best interest of children in court, and offering encouragement, stability, and hope during a complex and critical time in the lives of these children.
(We want to say a special thanks to the awesome folks willing to run for CASA!! Michelle, Amber, Anna, Amy, Lindsey, Jason, Dave, Cynthia, Mitchell, Rachel, David, Ginger, Kenny, Gracie, and Tammi - We think you are rock stars!!