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06 October 2017
  Jennifer Whittemore
Costumes for Kids 5k planned for Oct. 15 Costumed runners raise funds for kids in foster care

(Prescott, AZ—October 5, 2017) Minions, princesses and super heroes will all be coming together for a cause on Sunday, Oct. 15 as Yavapai CASA for Kids Foundation holds its annual Costume for Kids 5k at Courthouse Square.

The community is invited to come out too to support the cause and join in on the fun. Around 100 runners and walkers will dress up in costume and circle Courthouse Square to raise money for the organization. All funds raised will benefit children in foster care through grants for basic necessities, clothes, a family visitation center, Christmas gifts and celebration cards. 

“This is the most fun event for families every year,” said Jennifer Whittemore of Yavapai CASA for Kids Foundation. “The money raised allows us to serve more kids and give them just a little bit of normalcy while they are in a tough situation in foster care. Our programs are designed to make them feel special and this event allows us to keep our programs going.”

There are currently more than 400 kids in foster care in Yavapai County. Each have been removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect. 

The 5k starts at 10 a.m. and costs $25 per adult runner. Children under the age of 16 and foster or kinship families are free. Click here for more information and to pre-register for the event. 

Last year’s participant, Christie Burnett from Prescott said , “It was fun to see everybody out there in costume having a good time and to run downtown with friends and bring attention to the needs of the children in our community.,” 

For more information on the event call 928-445-0800 or visit YavapaiCASAForKids.org.


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