Inaugural “Sunshine 5K” Run set for April 22, 2017 to benefit Friends of Foster Children Forever

Friends of Foster Children Forever (FFCF) invite the public to take part in their inaugural ‘Sunshine 5K Run/Walk’ to be held on Saturday, April 22 at the Vineyards Community Park. The Park is located at 6231 Arbor Boulevard West in Naples. The race will begin at 7:30 a.m. with registration beginning at 7a.m.

Participants will enjoy fun and entertainment from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. and will be running to help support the academic mentoring program for local foster children.

To register for the Sunshine 5K, please visit Registration fee before March 15 is $25; $35 if registered March 16 to April 21, and $45 if registered the day of the event. Individuals may also register for a one mile run/walk for $10. No charge for children 13 and younger participating in the mile portion.

The event is designed to bring awareness to our community about the foster care system and is being organized by Gulf Coast Runners. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about FFCF and other agencies that help make a difference in the lives of foster children.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available; for more information, contact Gisela Estrada at (239) 262-1808 or

The FFCF mission is to focus on the children they serve by providing targeted educational and enrichment opportunities that allow each child to fulfill his or her potential. The charitable organization works to fulfill the unmet needs of every child who enters, or is at risk of entering the foster care system in Collier, Hendry and Glades Counties.

For more information about Friends of Foster Children of Forever (FFCF) or how to help, visit or call (239) 262–1808.
This article was submitted by a Guest Author of the Above Board Chamber.