Join our community by walking with us in our Piedmont Region, Virginia FosterWalk!
Location: John Warner Parkway Trail; Commence at CATEC; 1000 Rio Rd E, Charlottesville, VA 22901
Here are directions for getting to the start location: http://www.charlottesville.org/home/showdocument?id=38038. The walk will begin at CATEC (a local trade school), and go through the John Warner Parkway trail, then loop around at the 1.6 mile mark and take everyone back to CATEC.Walk
Map: The John Warner Parkway Trail connects Rio Road to Route 250 at McIntire Park. Parking is available: At CATEC on the north end On Melbourne road in the middle In front of CARS rescue on the south end Points of interest include: Dogwood Vietnam Memorial Pollenator Garden (Melbourne Rd.) The trail is parallel to Schenks Branch in the south and Meadow Creek to the north.
Time: The walk will be commence at 9:15 a.m. and the run will commence at 9:00 a.m., both ending at 11 a.m. Please arrive between 7:00 a.m. and 9 a.m. to find parking, locate our group, and check in.
Raffle/Final Announcments will take place between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
Note: This is a child-friendly event, but all minors must be accompanied by adults.
Restrooms are available inside CATEC
Coffee/light breakfast refreshments available at registration
Parking: Please use the CATEC parking lot.
Why do we walk? It is estimated that 12 million people have experienced foster care in the U.S. Many of us left care without a strong community and still experience the effects of child abuse and trauma well into adulthood. Foster Care Alumni of America empowers our peers to build a strong community and use their collective voice for change.
When you support our FosterWalk events, it benefits our national organization and our local chapters. Funds raised from the FosterWalks empower foster care alumni through peer support, leadership development and advocacy.
Costs: The walk is free and there are no fundraising minimums, but donations are welcome. Here's how you can raise $200 in 10 days ...
Donate $20 to yourself ($20)
Ask your partner/roomate for $20 ($40)
Ask one co-worker for $20 ($60)
Ask your boss for $20 ($80)
Ask two friends for $20 ($120)
Ask one relative for $20 (140)
Ask one person from your club for $20 ($160)
Ask one of your neighbors for $20 ($180)
Ask someone from your church for $20 ($200)
About the Virginia Chapter of Foster Care Alumni of America: