SMART 5.29K Run/Walk

1 Mile

Event Date

Sat, May 30, 2015


Charleston, WV

About This Activity

The SMART 5.29K Run/Walk raises money to establish SMART529 College Savings Plans for children recently adopted out of the foster care system in West Virginia. National statistics show less than 3 percent of kids who grow up in the foster care system go on to obtain a college degree. When a foster child is adopted into a loving family, their fresh start can also include a brighter future through higher education. The SMART 5.29K Run/Walk will directly benefit children adopted from foster care in West Virginia by assisting with their future educational expenses. All proceeds from the 5.29K registration*, minus a $3.00 race fee, will be deposited into SMART529 College Savings Accounts. The accounts will be awarded through a selection process administered by frameworks and Mission WV.

Mission West Virginia is a non-profit organization that collaborates with public, private and faith communities to build stronger communities in West Virginia. frameworks is a Mission West Virginia program that assists in finding foster and adoptive families for children in the foster care system.All proceeds from registration, minus the $3.00 race fee will go toward the Frameworks SMART529 accounts.

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