Los Altos Town Crier | March 17, 2021
By: Special to the Town Crier
The fifth Foster5K is scheduled as a virtual event April 25. The annual fundraiser supports Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, a nonprofit organization that serves foster youth in Santa Clara County.
Last year’s virtual event drew more than 400 participants and generated over $30,000 for Child Advocates.
Debbie Crouse, Foster5K co-chair and Child Advocates board member, said the Foster5K organizing committee was “blown away” by last year’s response.
“We told participants to ‘run’ their 5K anyplace, anytime, anywhere – and they did it,” said the longtime Los Altos resident.
To celebrate the fifth anniversary of Foster5K, organizers will give returning participants commemorative pins and T-shirts.
In fiscal year 2020, Child Advocates served 940 foster children through its Court Appointed Special Advocate program, which recruits, trains and supports people who are appointed with a court order by a judge to advocate for the best interests of a child in foster care.
To register for Foster5K, donate or become a sponsor, visit Foster5K.org.
For more information on Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, visit ChildAdvocatesSV.org.