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To show support for our community’s most vulnerable children, join us for a 5K race!
Let’s ensure that every child is remembered and valued by coming together on April 4th for the 2nd annual Mile for a Child 5K.

MILE FOR A CHILD is a fundraiser benefiting the local foster children through Eckerd Connects’ Community Alternatives and Raising Hope programs.

Register Now!   Become a Sponsor

Join us to walk or run in honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month.

  • Earn your Mile for a Child t-shirt by raising $100 or more in donations!
  • This race will be chip timed by Florida Road Race.
  • Walkers welcome!

Why Walk/Run?

DID YOU KNOW? An average of 7 children are removed from their homes every day in the Tampa Bay area due to child abuse and neglect.  That is more than 2,500 a year and many cannot return home due to unsafe conditions.

With your support will be able to continue to provide emergency items and fund activities or needs to our foster children that are not covered by government funded services.