I'd always wanted to be a runner, but had always struggled. Back in 2001, I decided to give it one last try, joined a training program, and lo-and-behold, one step at a time I did it! Fast forward 7 years and I had completed countless 5Ks and 10ks, a dozen or so half marathons, and even had 3 marathons under my belt! Then I became pregnant with my first child and running went by the wayside. I've just recently given birth to my second child and so I am busier than ever - I need to make every moment that I'm not with my kids really count for something! Enter Team FX! I'm so thankful to be able to combine something for me (the ability to use running to get back in shape) with a cause that is super important!
THANK YOU so much for your donation - it means so much to me, and even more to the children in our community!
About the Austin Children's Shelter
Austin Children’s Shelter protects and heals children, young adults and families in need. ACS provides a safe home and supportive services for children, youth and young adults from birth to 22 who have experienced significant loss, trauma, abuse and/or neglect in their lives. Emergency shelter is provided for children ages birth to 18 years old, including teen parents in foster care with their infants and toddlers. Young men and women aged 17-22, who are “aging-out” of the foster care system, are served through a Transitional Living Program. This program provides youth and young adults with skills necessary to make the transition to independent living. In 2011, ACS provided more than 19,000 days of care for children and youth. For more information, please visit http://www.austinchildrenshelter.org.