EVENT: SuperHero 5k Run
EVENT DATE: Apr 23, 2016
I'm running a 5K! No surprise there. But this one is special. Called the Superhero 5K, this race benefits the Weiss Child Advocacy Center of Flint. All proceeds go to help abused, abandoned, and neglected kids in Genesee County.
The Weiss Center works in conjunction with many other entities such as law enforcement and the Department of Human Services. The organization has a direct impact on society’s ability to prosecute and punish child abusers. Local law enforcement representatives say that the current system improves chances of conviction by at least 50%.
The Center literally saves children’s lives. Although the system continually tries to protect them, children do die of abuse and neglect. However, life for an abused child can be a fate almost worse than death. Children who are shuttled from one home to another, separated from parents and siblings, lost in the child welfare maze, do not become healthy, well-adjusted, well-educated and successful adults. Instead, they have a disturbingly high incidence of depression, suicide, unwanted pregnancy, unemployment, and welfare dependence. Ultimately, many of them repeat the cycle and abuse their own children because they have never known anything different.
The Weiss Advocacy Center throws a monkey wrench into that cycle of abuse. Their caring and compassionate intervention can stabilize children long enough for them to begin healing.
Your donation can become a part of this vital and wonderful mission. Please help me make a difference and become a Superhero in your own right. Donating is quick and easy and only takes a few moments.