Jingle Jog runners support Forsyth County foster children



CUMMING, Ga — The 2017 Jingle Jog was recently in Cumming to raise funds for the Forsyth County Community Connection’s Foster Family Initiative.

Proceeds from the 5K race go to the organization’s initiative to recruit local families to become foster homes for Forsyth County children. The race also supports the Community Connection’s “Darkness 2 Light” program to help raise awareness and prevent child sexual abuse.

Rebecca Davidson, from the Department of Family and Children Services, shared information about adopting and fostering children and encouraged runners to attend information sessions the first Tuesday each month.

“Jingle Jog is a fun event, but more importantly, it makes a difference in the lives of children,” said Sarah Pedarre, Community Connection executive director. “Fifty percent of Forsyth foster children are placed in other counties around Georgia

because we don’t have enough foster homes here. We are grateful to so

many of our neighbors who ran in this year’s race, along with all the sponsors who helped make the run possible. Their participation will have a lasting positive impact on Forsyth County children.”

For information on the Forsyth County Community Connection, contact Sarah Pedarre at 404-985-7796, sarah@forsythconnection.org, or the website forsyth.gafcp.org.

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