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PSAR Hosts 1st Annual Zombie 5K Run October 17

posted Oct 16, 2015, 10:00 AM by Joyce Evans   [ updated Oct 16, 2015, 10:03 AM ]
The Pacific Southwest Association of REALTORS® (PSAR), a 2,000-member trade group for San Diego-area REALTORS®, will host a “Zombie 5K Run,” a run-walk fundraiser benefitting South Bay Community Services’ (SBSC) foster youth program. The run-walk will be held on Saturday, Oct. 17, at Rohr Park, 4548 Sweetwater Road, Bonita. Participants are invited to wear costumes. Registration will begin at 7 a.m. and the run-walk will begin at 8 a.m. Entrance fee is $44 for adults, $34 for youth ages 6 to 17. Entry fee will include a t-shirt with logos. For more information, call (619) 421-7811, or visit www.psar.org.




 
Proceeds will benefit a South Bay Community Services (SBCS) transitional housing program for former foster youth and homeless youth while they finish school or complete job training. SBCS’ services for foster youth also include counseling, life skills and job readiness training. Foster youth are often removed from their homes for various reasons, such as abuse, neglect or abandonment. While some may be adopted, reunited with family or find the right permanent foster family, many foster youth face instability as they move from placement to placement. It is not uncommon to hear that a child has been moved 15 times to different homes, not to mention new schools and new surroundings. The transition to adulthood is even more difficult. Support ends at age 18 years and even sooner for emancipated youth. Foster youth who transition to adulthood often are alone with no guidance, financial support, shelter or sense of place. They are among the highest at risk to end up homeless, unemployed or in prison. SBCS is a community based organization providing holistic comprehensive support for children, youth and families in crisis to help them heal and create self sufficient lives.