MILWAUKEE (5/4/2011) - Children's Service Society of Wisconsin kicks off its second annual Home Run & Walk, Covering the Bases for Foster Care, at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, May 7, at Miller Park in Milwaukee.
Peggy Troy, MSN, RN, president and CEO of Children's Hospital and Health System, Robert Duncan, president of Children's Service Society, and Arlene Happach, director, Bureau of Milwaukee Child Welfare, will speak at the event. In addition to raising awareness for the critical need for foster homes in Milwaukee County, this event will introduce current foster care families to community members and potential new foster parents.
"All children deserve a safe home. It is time to step up, bring awareness to this great need and make sure more children have a safe and loving home," said Troy.
What: 3K walk and 5K run. Community members and the media are invited to participate. Media will be able to interview and photograph designated foster families.
Where: Miller Park, One Brewers Way, Milwaukee. Complimentary parking will be available in the Marlins Lot.
When: Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, May 7. The 5K run begins at 9:30a.m. The 3K Family Fun Walk begins at 9:45 a.m.
Children's Service Society is the state's largest private, not-for-profit provider of child welfare services. From offices and family resource centers throughout the state, Children's Service Society offers activities and programs in four core service areas: out of-home care; child and family counseling; public child welfare; and prevention services. Children's Service Society is a member of Children's Hospital and Health System. The health system is able to fulfill its mission thanks in part to philanthropic gifts and support from members of the community. For more information visit www.cssw.org.