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Dwell Orphan Care is a local nonprofit that supports foster and adoptive families in Central Pa. so that children have a safe, loving, forever home in which to dwell.

On October 19th, 2019, Dwell will hold their first annual "Miles for Minus 1" family 5K Walk/Run at Southside Park Complex in South Williamsport, Pa.

Whether you are a seasoned runner, looking to take part in your first 5K, or you want to grab your friends and family for a 5K walk, register for the first annual Dwell Orphan Care family 5K Walk/Run. The event is named "Miles for Minus 1" because the efforts of Dwell Orphan Care focus on having one less orphan in the world, one less child in foster care, one less teen aging out, one less foster family feeling unsupported and alone.

Funds raised from this event will go towards helping Dwell Orphan Care support their mission.

“We believe everyone can do something. Come on out and walk or run with us. Bring your family! Bring your friends!” encourages event planner Jennifer Lake.

Local Children and Youth reps as well as Affiliate agencies and other advocates for vulnerable kids will be present to interact and answer any questions you might have about how to get plugged in.

Online registration ends October 16. Basket raffle tickets will be available for purchase the morning of the race. Race day registration will also be available with T-shirts on a first come, first served basis.

Pre-registration online is $25; race day registration is $30, beginning at 7:30 a.m. The race begins at 9 a.m.

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