ABC Run/Walk #116 is February 7

by Merlin Anderson (

When:     Super Bowl Sunday Feb. 78:30 a.m. (doors open 8:00).  Wear the color of your favorite team, win a Super Bowl quiz, more festivities TBD.

Where:  Children's Home + Aid403 South State Street, Bloomington 
(Directions: From Washington Street, turn South on Towanda Avenue, turn East on Grove, then South on State Street) 
For more info about Children's Home + Aid, go to

Benefits:  The Scott Early Learning Center     

The Scott Early Learning Center annually serves 200 McLean County children 6 weeks to 6 years of age. It serves families of all income levels, but currently 75% of all children qualify for some assistance.  Many of the children have been born in high-risk environments and face significant barriers to healthy development and learning.   It has been proven that there is a strong correlation between early education and future success in the classroom. A good quality early education can boost a child’s IQ as much as 10 points.  

Here are a couple examples of what a $30 donation can provide…

1) Arts and Crafts supplies for one activity each for 10 Learning Center classrooms, 
2) One field trip for a classroom to the Children’s Discovery museum.  You can make a difference.


Free – but donations of any amount are greatly appreciated. (Cash, or checks payable to Children's Home + Aid)


4  miles = total distance from Children's Home + Aid to the triangle and back, or
8 miles = distance from Children’s Home + Aid to GE Park & back.


Water/Gatorade will be at the triangle (in the shelter).  
Food/drink at finish, including Meg's coffee cake.  Bring something to share if you wish. 

p.s. Thanks so much to the 56 participants in ABC #115 that donated an impressive total of $1,145 to Sugar Grove Nature Center that will be used toward monarch butterfly education materials and a teepee shelter in Imagination Grove.

Tentative schedule of upcoming ABC runs:

ABC #117, at Robyn Walter’s home, for Children’s Home & Aid, will be Saturday, March 19.

ABC #118, at/for The Baby Fold, April 16 or 17, or ?? (still need to confirm)

ABC #119 (Multi-Sport Day) at/for Timber Pointe will be Saturday, May 21.   

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