Children’s Advocacy Centers of North Dakota to Host 3rd Annual Amazing Race for Courage
Bismarck, ND, June 14, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- The Children’s Advocacy Centers of North Dakota announced today that it will host its 3rd Annual Amazing Race for Courage on Saturday, September 13th, 2014. All proceeds will benefit the Dakota Children’s Advocacy Center, located in Bismarck, which helps children who are victims of child abuse.
Patterned after the CBS show "The Amazing Race," this scavenger-hunt-like foot race will lead teams of two people on a three mile race around Sertoma Park. From the starting line, teams will receive a clue leading them to a checkpoint somewhere in the park. Upon arriving at the various checkpoints, teams will be required to complete a task in order to receive the next clue. Tasks will be physically or mentally challenging and may include tedious activities, trivia contests or other challenges.
There is a $50 fee to register each team of two and additional fundraising will provide team advantages during the race. As an incentive to raise money, teams will be released from the starting line in thirty-second intervals starting with the team(s) that raised the most money down to the team(s) that raised the least. In other words, teams who raise the most money earn a slight, but significant advantage over their competitors. More importantly, this means that the more than 300 children who will be served by the Dakota Children's Advocacy Center in Bismarck this year will gain a Huge advantage in healing after trauma.
Prizes will be awarded for first through third place, with a grand prize value of $500.
“The Amazing Race for Courage is a wonderful family and community event that gives participants the chance to have fun as part of a team and challenge themselves both physically and mentally while raising awareness of child abuse,” said Ashley Steckler, State Director for CACND. “Proceeds will help the Sanford Dakota Children’s Advocacy Center in their work of providing very necessary healing services to children in the community who have experienced abuse and neglect.”
For more information about the event and the Children’s Advocacy Centers of North Dakota, visit www.CACND.org .
The Children’s Advocacy Centers of North Dakota (CACND) is a network of Children’s Advocacy Centers (CACs) working to ensure that every child in North Dakota alleged to be a victim of abuse has access to a Children’s Advocacy Center for investigation, treatment and care in a safe, child-focused environment. A Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) is a child-focused, community-oriented, safe facility in which members of a multidisciplinary team, including child protection, social services, law enforcement, prosecution, victim advocacy and the medical and mental health communities, work together to provide a comprehensive, coordinated and compassionate investigation and intervention of child abuse allegations. The Children’s Advocacy Centers of North Dakota serve all 53 counties and 5 reservations in North Dakota. In 2013, the Children’s Advocacy Centers served over 2,000 child victims and their families.