MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - The second annual "5K for Foster Care" event is Saturday, July 13 in Marquette.
All of the money raised goes directly to the Foster Care Enrichment Fund, which provides reimbursement for foster families so children can take part in activities like music lessons, or soccer.
"The reimbursement that the foster parents get is very minimal compared to actually what you want to provide for a child," says Ashley Weber of U.P. Family Solutions. "So this helps out, helps them be able to. No child in foster care should not be able to participate in soccer or things like that, that other children should be able to so it helps with that."
Participants can run, walk, or stroll. Licensed and vaccinated dogs are welcome, as well.
Registration begins at 8 a.m. in Ellwood A. Mattson Lower Harbor Park, with kids races beginning at 9 a.m. and the 5K starting at 9:30 a.m.
The event is held by held by U.P. Family Solutions, Child and Family Services, U.P. Kids, Michigan Department of Human and Health Services, Great Lakes Recovery Center Programs, and Catholic Social Services.
You can find more information here.