Thirty-two Local Runners Running for One More in Nashville
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., April 5, 2010 -- Thirty-two runners are teaming up with local charity Room for One More to run in the Nashville Country Music Marathon & Half Marathon April 24, 2010. Room for One More is a non-profit organization dedicated to help orphaned children find forever families, encourage foster-parenting, and support orphan care worldwide. The sponsored runners will be Running for One More to raise funds specifically for adoption grants to help offset the financial cost of adoption for approved families already in the adoption process. One such family, the Yagers, is in a race of their own to bring home a 13 year old boy from China. They are running against time to raise the additional adoption fees for Jaxon before he turns 14 on May 1. In China this means he would no longer be eligible for adoption anywhere, once turning 14, and would be returned to the streets and never know the love of family. This is one example of what motivates these 32 runners. Running a half-marathon is no short distance, but it doesn't seem too far when the result is changing the lives of children and helping to give them a loving family, security and a chance for a better life. All donations and sponsorships to Room for One More for the Nashville Country Music Half Marathon will go directly to help children come home. Your support is greatly needed. Anyone who wants to get involved, sponsor an athlete, "Run for One More" themselves or get more information about orphan care and adoption please go to our website: www.roomforonemorechild.org. Together we can make a difference one step, one mile, one child at a time.