Benefitting Bethany’s Adoption and Foster Care Programs. All children are special. Right here in the state of Georgia there are children of all ages who need homes and families. At Bethany Christian Services, we believe that every child deserves a loving family. Bethany has been bringing families together through adoption and foster care for more than 60 years. Join us to meet the needs of these children by supporting our WALK/RUN FOR BETHANY. Your support will enhance the visibility of Bethany in the community as we recruit more adoptive and foster care families and also provide funds that support our services to birth parents and foster children.
On January 4, 2011, Andee Poulos, an eighth-grader at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School fell victim to a circulatory malformation in her brain, an extremely rare condition called Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM). As typical with AVMs, Andee never showed symptoms (more…)
The Daffodil Dash is a 1mile & 5K Run/Walk in memory of the 1.5 million children who perished in the Holocaust. This race is organized by the Am Yisrael Chai! Teen Initiative. The race raises awareness and funds for Holocaust Education and for children suffering in humanitarian crises in the world today. Proceeds benefit Am Yisrael Chai!, a non profit Holocaust Education and Awareness organization, as well as “Kids for Kids” and “The Global Class,” organizations helping children and families in remote villages in Darfur and South Sudan. The race will be held on Sunday, March 3rd and will start at Georgia Perimeter College and end at the Abe Besser Holocaust Memorial at the Marcus Jewish Community Center in Dunwoody where a Holocaust Survivor speaker as well as a refugee from Darfur, Sudan will bring their messages of hope, survival and the importance of tolerance. The Daffodil Dash is the kick off event for Georgia Genocide Prevention and Awareness month 2013. Sunday March 3rd, 2013 Registration at 8:30am; 5K Run/walk at 9:30am; 1 mile Run/Walk at 9:45am. Register online at www.daffodildash.org
Kick Up Your Kilt at the Tartan Trot! Now is the time to register for what has become a Dunwoody winter tradition: the seventh annual Tartan Trot 5K/10K at St. Luke’s Presbyterian Church! This USATF Peachtree qualifier race on Saturday, February 2nd features kilts, bagpipes, free race photos to registered runners, and even baked goods for the winners! This family-friendly event also includes a one-mile Fun Run AND a Tot Trot. However, the greatest thing about Tartan Trot is what continues to happen long after the finish line has been crossed. Funds raised are used for local, national, and international outreach efforts – such as Family Promise here in Dunwoody, Habitat for Humanity, Stop Hunger Now, Honduras Outreach International, and Mountain T.O.P. in the Appalachians of Tennessee. New this year: Tartan Trot and MINI are sponsoring a “Fill the MINI” shoe drive in a mission to collect new and gently used athletic shoes for local agencies. Our MINI will be parked at the Dunwoody Tavern on Saturday night, January 12, so toss in some athletic shoes and then come inside for music by the Bruce Jones Band, beginning at 8:30. Also, on Saturday, January 26 from 11:00 – 3:00, visit our parked MINI (more…)
The 2nd Annual Peachtree Corners Christmas Run, is presented by The Forum on Peachtree Parkway and Simpsonwood United Methodist Church & Retreat Center. This event combines family, fitness and fun, featuring a $1,000 costume contest! This year we will help benefit the Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots campaign. On Saturday, Dec. 15, participants will get a taste of the Peachtree Corners community while meeting Mayor Mike Mason and local community and business leaders. (more…)
Frosty Fun 5K Saturday, January 26, 2013 9am Capital City Club Brookhaven
5K / 3.1 mile loop around the Brookhaven neighborhood. Runners, walkers and baby strollers are welcome. No pets please. Kids activities, music and sponsor tables for food, drink, and sports gear. Male and Female awards for various age groups. This race will be chip timed by Runners Fit Race Works. All entrants receive a race packet and bag that will be filled with sponsor information, promo items and a t-shirt.
2nd annual family fun run/walk, benefitting Kindred Spirit. Kindred Spirit is a privately funded non-profit home for pregnant teenagers who need a safe place to live during their pregnancy. While living in the home, each young woman continues her education, learns about nutrition for herself and her baby, takes birthing classes, attends parenting classes and/or adoption counseling, attends worship, participates in cooking and exercise classes, experiences cultural and artistic activities, in addition to receiving the individual counsel and guidance needed to structure her life for success once she departs Kindred Spirit.
Submitted by Leianne Messina-Brown: If anyone is looking for a way to work off their “pre-Thanksgiving Turkey”, this is a great 5K benefitting a Dunwoody family. In 2008, Mr. and Mrs. Horne suffered the loss of not only one but two of their sons. Jeffrey succumbed to leukemia at the age of 20 years. Less than five months after losing his brother, their other son Brian died of sudden cardiac arrest & acute respiratory failure (a broken heart) at the age of 19. They attribute the heart failure to the strain put on his body by the bone marrow transplant he gave to help to save his dying brother.