AMP Personal Fitness and the Adoption Awareness Foundation have partnered to form the Active for Adoption Endurance Event Team. Active for Adoption Endurance Event Team is a training and fundraising program. Since we just formed in September 2013, this year is at a very grassroots level. Next year we plan on continued growth to bring this team up to the same levels as other endurance training teams.
With Active for Adoption you will find a new attitude, motivation, and power within yourself while helping children receive loving homes through adoption. All funds raised will be used to provide grant funding to families needing assistance with funding an adoption. The goal for fundraising for the remainder of 2013 is $20,000. We are currently training for the Las Vegas Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon on November 17, 2013. If you are interested in running this event please click HERE and go to the Marathon Website and register. If you are already registered and want to help raise funds for this awesome organization please visit www.adoptionawareness.com to learn more about the Adoption Awareness Foundation, and then click HERE to form your own fundraising page. Each person who wants to join the team can choose how much they would like to raise and set up a fundraising website. I personally have chosen to raise $2,000 by November 17, 2013 (race day). If you are interested in making a donation to help me reach my goal, please click HERE.
As you may or may not know, there are 400,000 to 500,000 children each year waiting for adoption in the United States. Of those children, 40% will wait three or more years before they are adopted. According to CCAI (Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute) statistics approximately estimate that 8,668 children were adopted in 2012. That is only 2-3% of the children being adopted each year in the United States. These low numbers can be directly correlated to the cost of adoption. The average adoption ranges from $8,000 to $50,000. I know that we can increase this yearly adoption average when you join me in supporting this very important cause.
Melissa (Mel) Batterman
AMP Personal Fitness