CASA Run for the Child set May 18

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CASA’s annual Run for the Child will be May 18 on the main campus of Roane State Community College in Roane County.

Entry forms may be downloaded from www.casaninth.org, or runners may register on the morning of the race.

Registration opens at 6:30 a.m., and the race begins at 8.

This 5k run and walk raises money to train and support Court-Appointed Special Advocates, volunteers appointed by the juvenile court to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children.

Last year, CASA volunteers served more than 140 children in Roane,  Loudon and Morgan counties.

“Yet this was only a small fraction of the abuse and neglect cases coming to the attention of these juvenile courts — a fraction limited by the number of trained volunteer advocates,” said Brent Sigmon, Roane County program coordinator.

“More volunteers are needed to serve additional children.”

For information about the Run for the Child or about becoming a volunteer advocate, call 717-4186 or email info@casaninth.org.