Run Or Dye Donates $4440 To Partnership’s Foster Care Program

Monday, August 26, 2013

Run or Dye Chattanooga drew over 1,000 participants to Camp Jordan Arena on Aug. 24, to support Partnership for Families, Children and Adults and to celebrate the vibrancy of being alive – all while being splattered with more than five tons of color dye powder during a 5K run/walk. Race organizers reported that exactly 11,545 dye packets were used at the event.


Tina Fielder-Gibson, Partnership Foster Care Recruiter-Trainer, kicked off the event by singing the national anthem. Runners began the 5k race at 9 a.m. sharp, overflowing with excitement and anticipation. With 87 Partnership volunteers showering runners in shades of neon, all race participants crossed the finish line covered in vibrant color. The “Color Festival” concluded the race, bringing families, friends and volunteers together to enjoy dancing, singing and laughing in full color.


Thanks to volunteers, race participants and our community supporters, Run or Dye will donate a total of $4440.00 to Partnership’s  Foster Care Program.Partnership Director of Youth Services, Jack Parks, says “We are overwhelmed by the support that our community has shown to help children in need. Thank you to everyone who participated in Run or Dye to assist foster families in our community.”

The Partnership Foster Family ensures the safety and well being of children by providing a safe, temporary home for children that have been abused or neglected. Partnership’s Youth Services staff maintains a close relationship with the foster family in order to provide the best care for foster children. The staff provides ongoing support, regular interaction with caseworkers and 24/7 emergency response.

 



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