CALICO joins the 2016 Oakland Running Festival
We are excited that CALICO is once again taking part in the Oakland Running Festival as one of the official Run for a Cause charities. Participants can join Team CALICO to run or walk any of the races, including the 5k, relay, half-marathon, full marathon, and kid’s fun run.
CALICO first joined the running festival in 2011 and our team has grown bigger every year. Team CALICO runners not only wear the official CALICO performance t-shirt in the race but they also help raise funds to provide vital services for abused children and their families. Past Team CALICO members have stated how meaningful it is to run for a cause that helps children and how much fun the camaraderie of a team is. Every year on the morning of the race runners meet up, take pictures and get in the spirit together! This year runners will meet at the first ever Team CALICO tent in the celebration village, located at the start/finish line. The tent is the perfect place for runners to get pre-race snacks, connect with other runners before the race and celebrate after the race.
If you are interested in joining Team CALICO in March please click here to sign up or email email@example.com. All you will need to do is fill out an online registration form and we will register you as an official Team CALICO runner. Don't forget to share this information with others you know who might be interested.
If running isn't your thing, you can still help! CALICO needs volunteers to help support runners on race day. CALICO is also seeking sponsors for the event. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about volunteering or a sponsorship.
Last year's runners, water stop and cheer squad volunteers helped us raise over $35,000 for the 2015 Oakland Running Festival. This year we hope to surpass that goal!
This month you can get the best California styles and help children who have experienced abuse by purchasing clothing or accessories from Never Elsewhere. The clothing company has generously chosen to recognize National Child Abuse Prevention Month by donating 10% of its April sales to CALICO’s Children’s Advocacy Centers of California program.
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. Everyone holds the power to be a hero, prevent child abuse and give children the healthy childhoods they deserve. Take a moment to learn what you can do to keep kids safe - and then share these tips with your friends and family.
Janice Le’s passion for justice and healing for abused children not only led her to take action and join the CALICO Board of Directors, it also inspired her to find her own voice.
Team CALICO runners run for many different reasons. For Christina Walburn running in the Oakland Running Festival is an extension of her years-long commitment to keeping children safe and healthy.