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Friends of the Child Advocacy Center of Union County to Host 7th Annual 5k Race to Raise Funds

The Friends of the Child Advocacy Center of Union County is hosting its 6th Annual Race 4 The Children 5-kilometer run/2-mile walk on Sunday, October 16th, 2022 at 9:00am in Warinanco Park, Roselle, NJ. All proceeds of the race will be directed to the Child Advocacy Center of Union County.

Registration can be completed online at www.runsignup.com/race/nj/linden/race4thechildren. The costs to register is $25, which includes a t-shirt. Any runner who is 18 years or under has a $10 cost to register. The top three runners in the 5k race will receive a Visa gift card, valued at $250 for first place, $150 for second place, and $100 for third place.

The Child Advocacy Center of Union County provides wrap-around investigative, prosecutorial, psychological, medical, and mental health services to young victims of physical and sexual abuse. Funds that are raised during this race will be committed to paying costs associated with mental health intake evaluation and treatment for children with post-traumatic stress disorder, suicidal ideation, and depression following the disclosure of sexual abuse.

This USATF-sanctioned route is a mostly flat course running through beautiful Warinanco Park and extends through cordoned-off streets in Elizabeth to reach the Child Advocacy Center, before heading

back into the park toward the finish line. This event is sponsored by The Friends of the Child Advocacy Center of Union County, The Union County Board of County Commissioners, City of Elizabeth/Mayor Chris Bollwage, and is in memory of the late Union County Prosecutor Andrew K. Ruotolo Jr. The Friends of the Child Advocacy Center of Union County is a 501(c)(3) organization.