Several people will be participating in a race that will help families who are hoping to adopt. The race will take place on May 5, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. on the Coweta County fairgrounds.
Kelly Preston is the co-founder of the event. The name of the event is Raising, Awareness, Compassion and Education. This race will raise awareness about the needs of orphans around the world. According to Kelly, there are 150 million children around the world who are in need of a family.
Kelly stated that the event will tell people about how they can help orphans around the world. All of the money that is raised will go towards helping families who want to adopt a child internationally or domestically. Kelly and her husband Jason started the race in 2013 after they adopted their daughter from China.
Regardless of whether one chooses to adopt domestically or internationally, it can be expensive. The cost of adoption can range from $30,000 to $50,000. In 2017, the group managed to raise $33,000. They are hoping that they can raise $35,000 this year.
The money that they raise will be given in the form of a grant to four families. Kelly hopes that everyone who decides to take part in the race will be positively-impacted by it. There will be a 5K run and a one mile fun run. There will also be a tot trot.
If you cannot participate in the race, then you can donate to the cause. The website is racefortheorphans.org. Kelly stated that anyone who participates in the race will be helping a child that does not currently have a family but will have one someday.