2020: THE YEAR THE WORLD STOOD STILL
AND I KEPT MOVING FOR FOSTER CHILDREN
Join us on an adventure as we follow Ace, the youngest member of the SOS Children’s Villages family. Ace came to us at three days old with his 6 brothers and sisters. He just turned one and has not taken his first step yet. Together we will support him during his journey … we will laugh, smile, cheer, fall, and stand up with Ace as he learns to take his first steps into the world.
During our virtual 5k run/walk event on Saturday November 7th, we are moving for Ace. Ace represents all of the children at the Village who you are helping to ensure they are given the opportunities, love, and support to walk, run, and thrive in life.
WE'RE GOING VIRTUAL!!
Going virtual means that you can include family, friends, coworkers that could not otherwise participate in the event because they are out of state. It's a great way to bring others to a cause that is close to your heart.
It is because of dedicated and enthusiastic supporters like YOU
that our Steps for SOS 5K Run/Walk has continued to grow over the years. Last year we surpassed our fundraising goal. This year, we've raised the stakes for children like Ace. Our goal is to
raise $120,000 and we can't do it without you! Your support of
our Steps for SOS Virtual 5K Run/Walk event allows us to provide
a family-oriented community offering healing, hope, and home for children, young adults, and families to become self-
sufficient, contributing members of society.
2020 STEPS FOR SOS FUNDRAISER SPOTLIGHT
Steps for SOS participants, Celebre Rhodes has STEPPED up in a creative way to give back to the foster children at SOS Children's Villages Florida. Through a partnership with 3 Heart Strings, Celebre is selling limited edition SOS Children's Villages bracelets and donating the proceeds to her Steps for SOS fundraising page.
3 Heart Strings creates unique bracelets, face masks, and bumper stickers to raise awareness and funds for various charitable organizations each month. To purchase your bracelet visit, https://3heartstrings.com/ols/categories/sos
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 7th, 2020
8:00am: Opening Ceremony via Facebook
8:45am: Warm Up host TBA
9:00am: Run/Walk Begins via Facebook Live
10:30am: Awards and Closing Ceremony
FREE for all participants
Raise a minimum of $50 and you will receive a commemorative Steps for SOS medal.
Raise a minimum of $100 and you will receive a 2020 commemorative Steps for SOS T-Shirt and medal.
TO BECOME AN SOS CHAMPION, RAISE $500 AND RECEIVE
EXCLUSIVE SOS CHAMPIONS AWARDS AND INCENTIVES
There will be awards given in following categories:
Top Three Individual Fundraiser
Top Three Team Fundraisers
Most Spirited Participant
Day of Event Champion
Awards will be announced on the day of the event via Facebook Live and throughout the campaign period. Be sure to read your emails as they contain information which will be helpful during the campaign.
This summer we will offer virtual kick off events for our corporate
partners and larger teams, where you set a date and our race manager will host a virtual event to help recruit your team and answer any questions you have.
2020 STEPS FOR SOS CHAIRS
Famous P. Rhodes is the Chief Marketing Officer and Chief
Technology Officer for RV Retailer, LLC the fastest growing RV retailer in the US with over 30 locations. Famous has been serving as a board member for SOS Children's Villages Florida for 3 years and is the Chair of the Steps for SOS 5k for a 3rd year. Each year our 5k has generated record donations from $80k to now over $110k in 2019. He is committed to making this year’s event the best ever with a goal to raise over $120,000 for our cause! The virtual 5K event will allow us to reach broader participation to support our mission and help provide for the needs of our foster children. Our goal is to have over 1,500 participants for the virtual and onsite walk/run 5k and raise over $120,000.
Brett Aks is the Vice President of Sales for Milner, Inc. Brett also
serves as a board member for SOS Children’s Village Florida and
is excited to help make this year’s Run/Walk a huge success, while supporting and aiding our youth in the foster program.
“We are a foster care community in Broward County focusing on keeping siblings together when they are removed from their homes due to abandonment or neglect. Your participation in this fundraising event helps us provide everything our children need to have a have the childhood every child deserves.”