A Race against Time for 13 Year Old Boy from China
32 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 were in the process of adopting 3 year old Drew when they heard about a 13 year old boy who only had a couple months before he would age out of the adoption system. In China this means he would no longer be eligible for adoption anywhere, would be returned to the streets, and never know the love of family. Now they are running against time to raise the additional adoption fees for Jaxon before he turns 14 on May 1. Since that decision, they've done extensive fundraising to cover all of Jaxon's expenses, yet they still need $6800. Please help!!
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 like Drew and Jaxon – 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. Please help us bring Jaxon and the many other children like him into their forever families! Together we can make a difference one step, one mile, one child at a time.
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.
We can each do something, whether it is donating, adopting, fostering, mentoring, visiting orphans, or supporting families who are taking orphans into their own homes.
Ways to Get Involved:
• Run with us
• Donate online (http://www.roomforonemorechild.org/)
• Purchase a Running for One More t-shirt (http://www.roomforonemorechild.org/Store.aspx)