Every child needs a hero, but abused children need Superheroes!
North Park is the location for the 2013 Superhero Run
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Allegheny County & the Superhero Foundation have partnered to ensure that abused and neglected children involved within the system maintain their innocence and know that fairy tales do come true – that superheroes do exist. During Child Abuse Prevention & Awareness Month, the Texas based Superhero Foundation is sponsoring the 5th Annual Pittsburgh Superhero 5K and 1K on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at the North Park Pool Loop in Allison Park.
What makes this race so special? Runners have the option to dress up as their favorite superheroes, which adds to the fun! All proceeds from this family-friendly event will go directly to CASA of Allegheny County whose mission is to ensure that every child has a safe, supportive and permanent home.
Registration: The early bird registration fee if paid before April 14th is $20 for adults and $10 for children 15 years of age or younger. Kids 5 and under are free! Each registration comes with 2 raffle tickets! On and after April 14th the registration fee increases by only $5.
T-shirts are also available for purchase for $5. In the past Ronald McDonald, the Pirates’ Parrot, the Steelers’ Steely McBeam and the Penguins’ Iceberg, have all made special appearances in support of the Superhero Run. In addition, prizes will be given for best costume; there will also be free food, arts and crafts, games and so much more!
Superhero runs happen all over the county. CASA of Allegheny County has participated in this initiative since 2010 registering over a thousand runners who helped to raise $70,000. It takes $1000 to advocate for just one child in Allegheny County. It is CASA’s hope to raise $50,000 in 2013 and to register 750 participants.
CASA volunteers advocate for the best interest of abused and neglected children by providing information to and working with the child welfare system ensuring that each child’s needs are being met and securing timely placement in a loving, safe and nurturing home. Every day, CASA works to expand community activism and awareness regarding dependent children and to promote a child welfare system that is child-focused in its politics and decision making.
For more information about CASA of Allegheny County please contact Daren Ellerbee (412-594-3606 or firstname.lastname@example.org) or visit www.pgh-casa.org.