I ran for the numerous times my head was held under the bathtub faucet and then over the furnace vent. I ran for the kick to my throat. I ran for the shoves, hits, pulled hair, name calling, and I even ran for the sexual abuse. I ran for my brothers and sisters. I ran for the hundreds, thousands, of children, who like me, have been abused or neglected. I ran on behalf of those who are too afraid to speak up. I ran for those who have. I ran for those in need of a special advocate, someone who will help fight for their well being, their soul, their life.
I ran in support of the dedicated staff and volunteers of CASA. These special people share their precious time to stand up for the abused and neglected children who need an extra voice, extra hands, and unconditional love.
I ran because it was in benefit of an outstanding and vital organization. I know firsthand the effects of child abuse, and neglect. I am proud to have run my first ever 5k for CASA of the southern tier and their 800+ precious children in need of hope.
What can you do for them?
Remember the prisoners as if chained with them-those who are mistreated-since you yourselves are in the body also. Hebrews 13:3
In love and trust in Him, Samantha Grace