Mansfield, Texas (PRWEB) March 12, 2014
On March 22, residents in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metropolitan area will gather at Katherine Rose Memorial Park in Mansfield, Texas to participate in a family-friendly one-mile fun run and 5k race that will benefit Compassion International’s global efforts to provide safe drinking water for children and communities in developing countries.
The event, put on by Mansfield advocates for children, is the first race in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex that will benefit Compassion International and has already raised more than $14,000 for the international nonprofit.
“We are anticipating a fun-filled, family-friendly 5k race and one-mile fun run,” said Mikaela Matthews, race organizer and Compassion International child advocate. “It is a great way for our community to come together to say that our children are worth celebrating and so are all of the children around the world. We can’t wait to celebrate together!”
Formerly Compassion-sponsored child, Moses Ashaba, will join racers at the event to talk about his experience as a formerly sponsored child growing up in poverty in Uganda and the opportunities he received through Compassion International’s child development program.
“I have witnessed a tremendous turn of events in my life ever since Compassion restored my hope,” said Ashaba. “I have felt God like never before, especially in the heart of my sponsor. He and his family shared the love of God with me through their many letters.”
The event will be held at Katherine Rose Memorial Park in Mansfield, Texas. The one-mile fun run will begin at 9 a.m. and the 5k race will begin at 9:30 a.m. For more information or to register for the Celebrate Children event, please visit http://www.celebratechildren5k.com. For more information on Compassion International’s Water of Life, please visit http://www.water.compassion.com.
Compassion International is the world’s leading authority in child sponsorship. Compassion revolutionized the fight against global poverty by equipping the Church to develop children out of poverty to become responsible and fulfilled Christian adults. It is the only child sponsorship program to be validated through independent, empirical research. Today, Compassion partners with more than 6,000 Christian churches in 26 countries to release more than 1.4 million babies, children and students from poverty in Jesus’ name. Compassion has been awarded the highest rating for financial stewardship and transparency for 12 consecutive years by Charity Navigator, America’s largest charity evaluator. For more information on the ministry, visit compassion.com or follow on Twitter at @compassion.