A reprint from AFABC
The Adoptive Families Association of BC is a registered nonprofit organization that has supported adoptive families for over 35 years. Our mission is to promote and support adoption with a greater vision of finding a permanent loving family for every child. AFABC’s province wide services ensure that adoptive families are educated and supported before, during, and long after their children come home. We also serve children and youth across the province by facilitating permanency planning and child specific recruitment programs aimed at finding forever homes for the over 1,200 children in BC’s foster care system that are waiting to be adopted.
2013 marks AFABC’s 5th year participating in the Scotiabank Vancouver Half Marathon and 5K Race. This high profile marathon has become the city of Vancouver’s third largest annual event. With over 6,500 participants, the Scotiabank Group Charity Challenge provides a great chance for us to raise awareness about the hundreds of children and youth in BC who are waiting to be adopted. You can show your support by pledging AFABC’s team today. We are happy to announce that over 30 participants have joined Team Adopt this year to help raise critical funding for programs and services that support adoptive families, children, and youth across the province. Among our team mates are a fabulous group of Vancouver Island families who have put together a family 5K walk in support of AFABC. Members of Vancouver Island communities will be meeting at Maffeo Sutton Park in Nanaimo on June 22nd, at 1:30 to celebrate and support the adoption community.
The rest of Team Adopt will be participating in the Scotiabank Vancouver’s Half Marathon and 5K Race on Sunday June 23rd in Stanley Park. You can help make a difference in the lives of children and youth across the province. Please support the Adoptive Families Association in this exciting event.
Family Matters- Pledge Team Adopt Today www.tinyurl.com/Team-Adopt-2013
Thank you so much for your support!
Adoptive Families Association of BC
604-320-7330 ext 123