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April 6, 2021—BOCA RATON, FL- The American Association of Caregiving Youth (AACY) is hosting their Second Annual Run for Caregiving Youth 5K to benefit the middle and high school Caregiving Youth they serve. These students all assist family member(s) who are chronically ill, injured, elderly or disabled.

The 5K will be held on Saturday, April 24th at 8 a.m. at John Prince Park in Lake Worth. The option to participate in person or virtually is available; runners and walkers are encouraged to wear red.

“We have once again partnered with Victory Sports Management and are planning a safe, fun event in support of AACY,” AACY Board Treasurer and event organizer Debralyn Belletieri said. “We understand some folks may wish to participate virtually rather than in person. We are grateful for their participation and support whichever they choose.”

In addition to participating as a runner or walker, there are sponsorship opportunities available, including sponsoring a Caregiving Youth to run, as well as in-kind donations of water, sports drinks, fruit, and snacks.

AACY President and Founder Connie Siskowski, RN, PhD added, “We are grateful to Victory Sports Management, for the opportunity to host our 5K safely, at one of Palm Beach County’s wonderful recreation areas. We have a great event planned and look forward to seeing you!”

For more information or to sign up for the 5K, please visit this link: https://victorysportsmgt.com/aacy5K/.

Founded in 1998 by Dr. Siskowski, what is now AACY currently serves 450 Caregiving Youth (with more enrolled each day), in 33 middle and high schools throughout Palm Beach County; and proudly boasts the Caregiving Youth Project (CYP), founded in 2006 which has served more than 1,800 Caregiving Youth and their families. The CYP provides professional services in school, out of school and at home as well as supports students and their families with a myriad of needs-driven wraparound services with the help of collaborating partners.

The AACY is a Florida based 501(c) (3) non-profit corporation. Today it is the only organization of its kind in the United States for addressing the issues surrounding the silent, vulnerable, and hidden population, conservatively estimated to exceed 5 million children ages 8-18 years who provide care for chronically ill, injured, elderly or disabled family members.  In partnership with schools, it prioritizes students in greatest need of services and increases their ability to remain in school through counseling, education, activities, mentorship, and respite while strengthening families by linking them with community services. To donate to AACY, volunteer or for more information go to www.aacy.org, email info@aacy.org or call 561-391-7401.

A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION (#CH12431) AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800-435-7352) WITHIN THE STATE OR AT WWW.FRESHFROMFLORIDA.COM  REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. 100% of all proceeds benefit AACY.

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