JUPITER, Fla. (PRWEB) February 19, 2013
The Gold Coast Guild, an auxiliary group of the Children’s Home Society of Florida’s Palm Beach Division, celebrated its 10th-annual “For the Love of Children” 5K Run / Walk on a certified road course in Jupiter, home of Waterfront Properties and Club Communities.
The noncompetitive fundraising event took place Feb. 9, 2013, at Carlin Park, a large swath of greenspace and beach area north of a collection of oceanfront condos in Jupiter. A total of 445 participants, along with more than 80 volunteers, helped raise more than $44,000 to benefit the thousands of children and families served by the nonprofit organization.
“The weather couldn’t have been better for our participants to come out to Carlin Park and show their support of our 5K ‘For the Love of Children’,” event Chairwoman Mavis Sheridan said, noting $40,000-plus was raised.
“Our Gold Coast Guild started this race 10 years ago with the goal to raise awareness about the programs offered by Children’s Home Society of Florida, and also to fundraise for this wonderful cause…,” guild President Angela Vagell said. “It is amazing to see how the event has grown through the years due to the great support from our community.”
The event had a new spin this year: tents for the teams that raised at least $2,000 and had 20 or more team members. The top team was Team BMO Private Bank, which received recognition for being the largest team, with 36 members and a four-legged volunteer. Other teams included OverBoard – the Palm Beach Division’s board of directors, which raising $3,383, and It’s Electric, representing Florida Power & Light, the regional power company across the street from Seminole Landing.
Attendees were able to learn about Children’s Home Society of Florida’s programs, sign up to become Champions for Children, and enjoy a fun morning with music and massages, pancakes and face painting.
Sponsors included G4S Secure Solutions International in Palm Beach Gardens, Wells Fargo, WRMF-FM, Keating-Moore Construction and Cintas.