Saturday, April 16, 2011

Elgin Fox Trot Fundraiser for Orphans

Open Hearts for Orphans is looking for a group of runners and walkers to join them for the 34th annual Elgin Fox Trot at 8:00 am on May 30th, Memorial Day.

Open Hearts is striving to have a good group out to show their support for the orphan cause and raise money for more adoption grants. Participants have a choice of running a 10K or 5K or walking two miles. We ask that runners / walkers donate or obtain sponsorships for the event. Proceeds will go towards adoption grants for adoptive Christian families in the Chicagoland area.

In addition to donations/sponsorships there is a $35 running fee or $10 walking fee to be paid to the City of Elgin. In the two years that they have been operating, Open Hearts has provided 7 grants to Christian couples adopting orphaned children. These children have come from a varied group of countries around the world and include sibling groups, as well as older and special needs kids. Some of these grants have gone to families linked with churches and organizations involved in the Chicagoland alliance.

Anyone interested in joining them for this event can get more information at Also, they can feel free to email Bob Schmidt at if they have any questions about Open Hearts or want some sponsorship ideas.

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