To help children with disabilities and to promote education by helping to provide financial assistance to families in need with a Race to Help Children. Supplemental Fund Raising for the Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center and for the Saint Anthony Foundation for Education.
Since 2012 the 5K4Kids Committee has hosted an annual 5K Race as its primary source of raising funds for kids. The committee also holds various Social Functions throughout the year to augment its primary fund raising efforts. Through their charitable efforts the committee has been able to secure sponsors to donate their time and money to support this great cause. Funding is obtain through race participation and sponsorship. The committee works throughout the year to prepare our council to host the 5K event.
Primary: The Saint Anthony Knights of Columbus have selected as the 2016 primary beneficiary of the 5K4Kids the Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center in Fort Lauderdale. Established in 1983 as the follow-up program of the state’s Regional Perinatal Intensive Care Center system, the Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment center (CDTC) has grown to be one of the largest children’s agencies in south Florida, serving over 10,000 children and youth annually. The Center’s focus has always been to provide medical care, case management, social services, and other types of intervention to children and adolescents with chronic illnesses and developmental disabilities and to provide support and education to their families.
Secondary: The 2016 5k4kids secondary beneficiary is the Saint Anthony Foundation for Education (SAFE). The Saint Anthony Foundation for Education is committed to ensuring that children throughout greater Fort Lauderdale continue to receive the highest levels of academic, moral and spiritual formation regardless of their families’ ability to pay. Our mission is to keep tuition affordable while providing financial assistance to those in need. Because tuition alone does not cover the cost of educating a child, the Foundation helps bridge the gap by providing teacher salary enhancements and funding critical educational projects.
For more information or to view more pictures of past races click on this 5k4kids Facebook Page Link.
Stay tuned for more detailed information to come soon as our 5k4kids official website is currently under reconstruction in preparation for our upcoming 2016 race. In the meantime you can visit our 5k4kids Event Page to find out more details for the upcoming race and to preregister for early bird savings on registration.