ABC Run/Walk #133 is November 11

by:  Merlin Anderson (abcrunner3@gmail.com) on behalf of the Lake Run Club

ABC Run/Walk #133, to benefit Adopt-A-Family, will be Saturday, November 118:00 a.m. (doors open at 7:30).
Pat & Stacy Sheridan will be hosting at their home: 815 Smith Drive in Normal (Maplewood subdivision between Jersey and Emerson, near Ewing Park II).

Lisa & Jay Sparks will assist in hosting this event.
ABC #133 will support a family participating in the Adopt-A-Family program. Information about our family is attached.
Let's get together to adopt this family for Christmas! The event is free. Donations of any amount are greatly appreciated.

Courses: Option #1: 5 mile road & Constitution trail out-and back course (or run less by turning around at any point). 
Option #2: trail run (adapt to desired distance by running a 1.5 loop course at Ewing Park

Amenities: Water/Gatorade will be near the 2.5 mile point of the road course and at the Sheridan's home.
After the run, hang around for great food &fun. The menu will include Stacy’s egg/sausage casserole, Jay's pancakes, Meg’s coffee cake, Peg's breakfast apple cinnamon crumb cake, and much more! Bring something to share if you wish.

About Adopt–a-Family:
Adopt-a-Family was started in 1980 by two volunteers in their basement. Their goal was to provide Christmas for a few needy families and several foster children. The program was created as an effort to meet the social, emotional, and financial needs of low-income, multi-dysfunctional families. The program soon outgrew the basement and became a program of The Children’s Foundation. For over 30 years, The Children's Foundation Adopt-a-Family Program has provided NEW items for local needy children and families at Christmas, many of whom would not otherwise receive gifts. It is a very comprehensive program as it provides for the household needs of the family as well as those of the individual. Our program is volunteer-driven and the support we received from the community is invaluable. Only families and individuals who are receiving services from The Children’s Foundation are eligible for Adopt-a-Family gifts. Eligibility for individuals and families is determined by their Family Support Worker. This is not an open enrollment program. Recipients are required to sign a contract stating that they will not pursue getting gifts from other Christmas charity programs. All voluntary donations will go to help our family in need.

Upcoming ABC runs:

ABC#134: Sunday, January 14, at/for Sugar Grove Nature Center
ABC#135: Sunday, February 4, at/for Scott Early Learning Center

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