Come Run with us: January 1, 2016!

Mark your calendar for January 1, 2016 at 10:00 AM and join us for the 2nd annual (micro) MARATHON! …2.62 miles of running (or walking!), for a great cause. Race is an out and back course starting at George Rogers Park in Lake Oswego.

This will be an exciting activity for the whole family and 100% of the money will be donated to the Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS) for kids in Foster Care.

Registration is through AthletePath (link not active until November 19, 2015).

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“Go forth, and do good”, DHS District Manager

Did you know:

  • there are 8,700 kids in Oregon Foster care
  • kids in Foster care can spend up to 1.5 hours (one way) in transportation
  • these vehicles do not have any entertainment systems

Our plan:

  • Provide money to equip the DHS vehicles with ipads, or similar devices
  • Provide movies, games & entertainment
  • Starting with the Clackamas County and Tri County, with plans for future counties as funds are available.

Why:

  • Kids are often in the vehicles for up to 1.5 hours each way (not including unexpected traffic & congestion)
  • Provides entertainment / distraction
  • Easier for drivers to concentrate
  • Fun & learning!

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