Aledo AdvoCats Glow Run
March 23 @ 8:00 pm$20 – $30
The annual Aledo Children’s AdvoCats “Run, Walk, or Crawl” (RWC) will be back as a glow-run this year at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 23 at Bearcat Stadium.
The RWC has been the major fundraiser each year for the AdvoCats organization, which provides funds for medical expenses, clothing, living expenses, field trips, senior expenses, dental care, school supplies, and counseling in the Aledo Independent School District.
Kristin Bryan, public relations chair for the AdvoCats, said the glow-run concept was a hit last year.
“Grab your glow sticks and help us light up the night and raise funds for children and families in need in our community,” Bryan said.
More than 1,200 registered runners and walkers and dozens of local business and community organizations participated in last year’s race.
“We are thankful for the cooperation of Aledo ISD, The Community News, and the support of our local law enforcement and many other entities that always offer to volunteer at this event,” Bryan said. “We look forward to another very successful community-wide event.”
Aledo Children’s AdvoCats is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization led by women volunteers committed to raising charitable funds to help fulfill and aid unmet needs of children and their families in the Aledo area.
Established in 2002, the AdvoCats organization has donated more than $900,000 to the community. One-hundred percent of monies raised through fundraising are used towards charitable efforts.
In addition to “Run, Walk, or Crawl,” the Aledo Children’s AdvoCats offers several outreach opportunities throughout the year.
The “Angel Project” offers Christmas gifts for the underprivileged families which are provided by anyone in the community who volunteers to be an “angel shopper.” A value of almost $36,000 in gifts was donated to 434 children representing 174 families in the Aledo community for the 2017 Angel Project.
During the 2017-2018 school year, the Aledo Children’s AdvoCats served more than 450 AISD students and their immediate family members through the AdvoCats resale shop known as the Clothes Closet. Volunteers work at the Clothes Closet resale shop (which is open four days per week) to provide clothes, shoes, and undergarments at a very low cost. In 2018, the Clothes Closet gave a total value of nearly $31,000 in clothing to children and families in need free of charge.
For more information about registering or volunteering for the glow run, or for more information about the AdvoCats, visit www.aledoadvocats.com.