Children’s Advocacy Alliance hosts race in honor of military members to raise funding for kids.
CONWAY, Ark. March 28, 2019 – The Children’s Advocacy Alliance (CAA) celebrates its 11th annual Heroes for Hope Race to be held Saturday, April 6, 2019, at 3925 College Ave., Conway AR 72034. As the regional nonprofit provider of advocacy services for abused and neglected children of Faulkner, Van Buren, Searcy, Conway, and Perry Counties, the CAA is a partnership of the Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) and the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of the 20th Judicial District.
“This race is an opportunity to celebrate the strides we have made as a community standing against child abuse and continue the fight for a better tomorrow,” said Leia Smith, CAA Development Coordinator.
The Heroes for Hope Race is a 10K, 5K, 1.31K superhero fun run benefiting the abused and neglected children of Central Arkansas. “We love April, it’s Child Abuse Awareness month so it’s a time to come together, all of us, and take a stand for the kids who need us. One in 10 kids will be abused before their 18th birthday — this is a time to stand up for that one child and the other nine. This is a time to say enough is enough,” said Smith.
This year the race is honoring veterans and active military service members, each year the race committee selects a group who are heroes every day, making our community a better place, said Smith.
Arvest Bank is the presenting sponsor for the race this year, giving $2,000 to directly benefit and fund more children receiving services through the Children’s Advocacy Alliance.
All funding from the race goes towards supporting the children who receive services and advocacy from the Children’s Advocacy Alliance. In 2018, the CAA gave hope to 442 children; this year the non-profit hopes to serve even more children.
“We want to give a voice to every child who has lost their ability to speak. We believe that if we all fight for a better tomorrow, we can change the statistic from 1 in 10 to none in 10,” said Smith.
For more information about The Children’s Advocacy Alliance, visit www.hopeandjustice.org.