As many of you know, our daughter Lauren has been very involved in the cause of adoption over the years, and has been a past employee of Lutheran Adoption Service. LAS is the largest adoption agency in the state of Michigan--serving children within the foster care system. LAS was succesful in placing over 450 children under foster care into "forever families" in 2018. Lauren organized the inaugural Forever Home Run 5k/1k in 2015 to raise public awareness of foster care adoption, to promote the formation of potential adoptive families, and to raise incremental funding with which to supplement LAS's core funding sources. These funds have been used to fuel various programs to help increase adoptive family readiness and to help with post-adoption support programs which otherwise would not be possible using core funding sources. Over the past four years, race participants, corporate sponsors, and private donors have contributed over $160,000 to this cause for kids. Marilyn and I have both been members of the event's leadership team since 2015 and have been commited to its success in every way that we can. We hope that you will consider joining us by participating in this Crowdrise campaign at any level--it all adds up! And it's not too late for you runners and walkers out there to join in the fun. To register, go to www.foreverhomerun.com . Thank you, in advance, for helping "our" children find their "forever homes"!
David and Marilyn